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Voices of Alaska: Welcoming President Obama to Alaska

...from oil production. Our Permanent Fund gave the world a model of how to transform non-renewable wealth into a renewable resource. But Alaskans have also created the Renewable Energy Grant Fund, the Home Energy Rebate and other programs designed...
Salmonfest casts a wider net

...He had no intention of letting too much time lapse once the decision was made to end the partnership with the Renewable Resources Foundation."I think it is going to be better," Stearns said. "There is more passion in it this year...
Festival returns with new identity

...celebration of fish, love and music. The festival's name change is a result of new partnership. While the Renewable Resources Foundation presented Salmonstock in previous years, Salmonfest is associated with the Kachemak Bay Conservation...
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Chuitna River should not be sacrificed for coal mine apart to mine underneath, and setting a precedent of destructive mining practices. Is it worth sacrificing a renewable resource that supplies many Alaskans with subsistence, for a finite resource that will benefit only PacRim, an out-of-state...
Water belongs to all Alaskans

...people and for the people," takes on new meaning as our State decides whether to replace renewable resources like salmon and water with non-renewable resource like coal. Until April 9, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources is taking public...
Free ride for Alaskans coming to an end

...oil wealth into their Permanent Fund. Thus when the North Sea oil is depleted they will have converted a non-renewable resource into a renewable investment fund and at that time they use some of the earnings to back up their tax. Alaska...
Peninsula candidates get last word

...statistic on the state's economy being oil-dependant was frightening. "We need to diversify our economy and (renewable resource development) is one area that's very, very able to do that," she said. Kenai Peninsula voters will get the...
State actions destroyed profitable fisheries

...destruction of a billion dollar a year renewable resource in favor of a non-renewable resource. Alaska is an owner state. We Alaskans...destitute. The fishery is supposed to be a renewable resource but when you got a state intent on raking...
Candidates for lieutenant governor debate in Kenai

...generating revenue exist in Alaska, such as the sedentary timber industry, which could be managed as a viable renewable resource. He also pointed to the potential for manufacturing, utilizing some of Alaska's natural resources. Each candidate...
Send SB 21 back for a rewrite

...they had abandoned Alaska with their riches. And then came oil. Different though. Oil was after a finite, non-renewable resource. Fish hatcheries and reforestation will never replace oil when it's gone. With oil, we felt rich. We were...


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