Puddles Aren't Anadromous

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. 

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Lizzie Rosen
Stand for Salmon initiative is too extreme

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.

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Lizzie Rosen
Vote against Ballot Measure One

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.

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Lizzie Rosen
The Stand for Salmon Act is Inappropriate on Many Levels

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.

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Lizzie Rosen
The Deception of Stand for Salmon

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.

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Lizzie Rosen
Who Wouldn’t Want to Stand for Salmon? It’s Catchy...

By Grey Mitchell

I grew up in Forest Service family and have made Alaska my home for more than 50 years. It has always been clear to me that Alaskans are committed to careful resource development. Fishing is one of our most iconic industries, but so are mining, timber, oil and gas, and tourism. Alaska has set the standard for balanced responsible resource development in the midst of wilderness and most of us realize we need a strong balance to provide good job opportunities.

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Lizzie Rosen
I Stand with Stand for Alaska

By PJ Simon

There still remains a practical necessity for resource development; without it, Alaska would be like a poor developing country. Oil and mineral development money has paid for so much, including Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and Native corporation revenue sharing, state subsidies, infrastructure development, social programs, education and jobs. Those who work also keep those who cannot work strong.

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Lizzie Rosen
A Good Economy Allows for Better Environmental Protections

By Larry Wilmarth

I own a business that depends on construction, surveying, engineering et al and therefore a good economy. I also operate a placer mine in the bush. This law would diminish my city businesses even worse than the present economy and there would be no recovery. It would also make my mining business difficult or impractical to operate. 

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Jobs Make Alaskan Families Strong

By Jason Clark

Growing up as a commercial fisherman I recall vividly the burdened look in my fathers face when the boat would need expensive repairs or salmon prices weren't what we had hoped for. Fortunately he was able to work as an equipment operator on the slope through the winter so he could continue to live his dream of living in Alaska with his wife and five young kids.

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Fairbanks Chamber Stands for Alaska

By Marisa Sharrah

Our job also requires that we wave a red flag when policies or ideas threaten economic growth and opportunities in our community. That is why the Fairbanks chamber officially has joined the Stand for Alaska coalition — the group organized to oppose the so-called “Stand for Salmon” initiative. Why is the Fairbanks chamber — a group that focuses on promoting a positive business climate — getting involved in something that sounds like a fish habitat issue? If passed, this defective initiative undeniably would hurt our state and local economies.

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Lizzie Rosen
The New Bill is Very Misleading

By James Hill

The industry has done a great job in regulating and controlling the salmon population for the last 50 years. The new bill is very misleading and the result of a mass petition drive getting people to sign thinking they were helping to protect salmon instead of the real goal of causing more regulations and oversight which can bring businesses and projects to a standstill.

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Lizzie Rosen