Resolution of the Board of Directors of The Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce
The Alaska Native Village Corporation Association, Inc. Resolution
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;
Who Wouldn’t Want to Stand for Salmon? It’s Catchy...
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
A Resolution of The Associated General Contractors of Alaska
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.
I Stand with Stand for Alaska
WHEREAS, The Alaska Constitution provides the State’s resources shall be made available for maximum use consistent with the public interest; and,
WHEREAS, Alaska has a history of development of its resources by making them available for maximum benefit of all Alaskans; and,
A Good Economy Allows for Better Environmental Protections
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.
Jobs Make Alaskan Families Strong
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.
I Want my Grandchildren to be Able to Stay in AK
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.
Fairbanks Chamber Stands for Alaska
By Linda Palmer
We need jobs for them, for all our young people. Let's get some economic development going in this great state which belongs to all of us.
The New Bill is Very Misleading
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.
New Restrictions will Have Serious Impacts on Exploration
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.
Jobs Needed in Haines Thanks to Special Interest Groups
By RV Bailey
As an exploration geologist I have carried out exploration successfully on several different Alaska gold projects: Rock Creek lode gold (Nome), Valdez Creek placer gold, Cook Inlet placer gold.
Stand for Salmon’ a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
By Kathi Lapp
I live in Haines, AK! We are quickly becoming a dried up town thanks to special groups that want to stop everything! I’m for economic development. I’ve lived in Alaska since 1977, owned and operated a business here in Haines for forty years! We need jobs!
Consequences for all Alaskans with Stand for Salmon Initiative
By Charlie Huggins
The 2018 election cycle has a ballot initiative called ‘Stand for Salmon’ which you will get to vote on. Stand for Salmon is a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing.’ This measure, if passed, will threaten our Alaskan way of life. Proponents claim it will improve fish habitat protections but this new law is so flawed and poorly written that, in the end, judges and lawyers will make decisions that determine how we, as Alaskans, live our lives.
Southeast Conference: Resolution 18-06
By Doug Smith
The start of this effort is centered around concerns for impact to salmon streams from mining operations. This initiative was quickly highjacked by the Environmental Groups and became an effort to impose unnecessary requirements and permitting challenges to all Alaska projects without regard to the financial consequences or economic harm to Alaska families.
Stand for Salmon Initiative Imposes Excessive Burden on Alaskans
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.
More Stream Protection is Unnecessary
By Aaron Schutt and Joey Merrick
As Alaskans, we value our unique quality of life. We know Alaska is a special place, and have a passion to preserve and protect our home for future generations. But sometimes unrestrained passions can cloud our vision of what makes sense and what is right.
Resource Development Council Stands for Alaska
By Owen Graham
Protecting salmon habitat is a proud accomplishment of many industries in Alaska, including the timber industry, since long before statehood. A recent opinion piece by Gordon Chew helped emphasize that, and I agree with many of his points.
Ballot Initiative Comes with Risks To Economy
By Marleanna Hall
The Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc. (RDC), is proud to support all responsible resource development across the state, including tourism, fishing, mining, forestry, and oil and gas, and have been since we were founded in 1975.
Save Our Salmon — and the Rest of our Economy
By Dan Hall
No one wants to protect our economy, way of life, and Alaska more than Alaskans do. We stand together to protect our jobs, our communities, and to make Alaska a viable place to live now and for the future.
By John Mackinnon
The headline read "Bristol Bay red salmon run smashes records" — a record-breaking year for the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery. That's a wonderful thing.
I love it when I see a headline like that. It means we're producing something. We're bringing dollars into Alaska from other parts of the world. It's the dollars from Outside that make Alaska's economy run. Those Outside dollars will circulate in Alaska with a multiplier effect and a cascade of benefits to all Alaskans.