Where do you stand on Proposition One? [Stand for Salmon initiative]

 

While we do not support the Stand for Salmon initiative, we understand where the organizers are coming from. Since Alaska gave up the Coastal Zone Management Program, local input has been muted. We see the Stand for Salmon movement as an outgrowth of the frustration with the lack of opportunities for local input on proposed development, as well as the ongoing threat of projects like the Pebble Mine. We believe the initiative would further restrict opportunities for localities to make their own decisions by applying a singular set of regulations to the whole state. The solution to the concerns of both Stand for Salmon proponents and opponents is increasing the avenues for local involvement

 

 

Walker for Alaska 2018