Broad, Over-reaching Regulations Threaten Alaska
Ballot Measure 1 will greatly affect the economy and growth of Alaska
By Frank Hodnik
If you recognize that almost half the state of Alaska is already owned, controlled and regulated by the federal government and that development is already severely monitored and restricted out the wazoo, then think twice about this measure. The measure would cover over 19,000 streams and bodies of water in Alaska. This isn't just about the Kenai, Naknek, Russian River etc.
Ballot Measure 1 threatens pipeline operations, Alaska’s environment
By John H. Lamont
If “Stand for Salmon” is passed by the Alaskan voters I might as well (with all the other indigenous and other races of Alaskans) leave my home state to the Green Environmentalists (with powerful wealthy donors) that live in the contiguous 48 states to be the voice and make decisions for Alaska! I do not support “Stand for Salmon” it will greatly affect the economy and growth of Alaska.
SUPPORTING STAND FOR ALASKA: VOTING “NO” ON THE SALMON BALLOT INITIATIVE
By Tom Barrett
The Stand for Salmon movement promises "vital infrastructure will still move forward" in the event of its passage. In reality, the initiative becoming law would bring a standstill to actions that protect the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) today, while putting fish habitat around it in more jeopardy.
Stand for Salmon is deceptive
RESOLUTION 2018 - 02
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Inc supports the Stand for Alaska group and its assertion that community and natural resource projects and activities in Alaska can be and are done responsibly; with a strong focus on protecting the environment, cultural activities and protecting fish and wildlife; while providing good-paying jobs, quality of life, and opportunities for people to remain in their communities;
Ballot Measure 1 puts the goals of outside interests above local concerns
By Vicki Otte
Alaskans, don’t be fooled by the Stand for Salmon ballot measure. Their supporters say it’s about protecting fish habitat. It’s not. Their entire campaign is deceptive. The real consequences of Ballot Measure 1 are nothing short of devastating.
Don’t Stand for Misleading and Harmful Ballot Measures
By Seth Church
No one understands better than an Alaskan the importance of striking the appropriate balance between economic opportunity and conservation. We are as committed to growing our economy as we are to making sure that the wild places we love remain wild for future generations.
By Dave Marquez
At first, Ballot Measure 1 sounds like a great idea, and its backers probably hope you give it nothing more than a passing glance. Because when you compare what Ballot Measure 1—sometimes called Stand for Salmon—claims to do with what it actually does*, you’ll understand why this proposal is reckless and harmful to Alaska. While its intentions may be admirable, its actual effects will be costly and harmful to Alaskans and to our communities.
I support healthy salmon runs, but I oppose the Stand for Salmon initiative
By Dale Mathews
The new Chena Ridge Rd "restore Cripple Creek Channel" culvert is a good example of the misguided "save the fish lobby" in action.
Alaska’s Resource Economy is Central to State’s Prosperity
By Kim Reitmeier
Generations of Alaska Native people have revered salmon for its life-sustaining properties and role in the growth and survival of our communities. To say that Alaska Native people respect fish, especially salmon, is an understatement. Salmon constitutes a big part of who we are as Native people.
Puddles Aren't Anadromous
By Rep. Dan Saddler
Fish politics are at fever pitch this summer, thanks to weak early salmon returns and a proposed ballot measure pending before our state's highest court that could hobble Alaska's resource economy.
Stand for Salmon initiative is too extreme
By Jeremy Ellis
The measure would turn every stream, down to a trickle of meltwater at the top of mountain, anadromous. It also puts the burden on proving waterbodies aren't anadromous instead of proving they are.
Vote against Ballot Measure One
By Genevieve Schok Jr.
Flowline is focused on oil and gas and jobs for Alaskans. We proudly call Fairbanks home, and we care deeply about what happens here. The fact that Ballot Measure 1 would make it more difficult for our community to grow and prosper is unacceptable.
The Stand for Salmon Act is Inappropriate on Many Levels
By Donald Johnson
They are basically talking about trying to implement a “legally shredded and big business manipulated measure” that nobody is going to want to pay for. The end result being a tremendous amount of pro-salmon habitat effort vaporized into nothing.
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Resolution
By Joe Nicolette
In looking at the Stand for Salmon Act, it does not appear to allow for mitigation offset approaches, that have been accepted over the past 25+ years by the U.S. Federal Government (and written into law) and now a preferred approach in Europe. This aspect of the Act will singularly prevent any significant development in Alaska.
This Proposition Will Cause Even More Layoffs
A RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE PROPOSED FOURTEEN-SECTIONED SALMON BALLOT INITIATIVE 17FSH2 WHICH WOULD AMEND, REPEAL AND REENACT PROVISIONS OF AS 16.05 REGARDING FISH HABITAT, DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN ACTIVITY
I Love Salmon, But I Care Deeply About Alaska, Too
By Dakoda Martin
I have lived in Alaska my entire life, and I am constantly in awe over the great things our home has to offer. however, I have grown to see the slow downfall of our state due to poor policies and a restrictive, bloated state government.
Resolution of the Board of Directors of The Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce
By Jim Jansen
I doubt that there is anyone in Alaska that wants to protect salmon more than me. Transporting salmon, by aircraft, barges and trucks is a major part of our business, and sport fishing is my favorite pastime.
The Deception of Stand for Salmon
Supporting Stand for Alaska: Opposing the Stand for Salmon Ballot Initiative
WHEREAS, On July 14, 2017, Ballot Initiative sponsors, known as Stand for Salmon, filed amended petition 17FSH2, “An Act providing for the protection of wild salmon and fish and wildlife habitat”, and on October 18, 2017 Stand for Alaska was formed to oppose the ballot initiative;
The Alaska Native Village Corporation Association, Inc. Resolution
By Curtis Thayer
The Alaska Chamber has long been an outspoken voice for pro-business policies that grow our economy and create economic opportunities for Alaskans. For several years, especially during the recent economic slump, we’ve advocated for a state fiscal plan that limits government spending and supports private sector growth.
A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING STAND FOR ALASKA: OPPOSING “YES” FOR SALMON BALLOT INITIATIVE”
WHEREAS, The Alaska Native Village Corporation Association, Inc. (“ANVCA”) is a non-profit corporation duly organized under the laws of the State of Alaska; and