Stand for Salmon initiative is too extreme
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.
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!
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.