Governor Walker: Zombie Slayer

Over the past week there have been an number of excellent letters urging Governor Walker to kill the Juneau Road extension, including this one from the Juneau Empire Reader's Council.

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On Halloween weekend, please urge Governor Walker to finally kill this zombie project!

The half-billion dollar plus road extension continues to come back from the dead to haunt Southeast Alaska. Consider the gruesome details: 

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Hawk Inlet TMDL Public Meeting Tomorrow!

Over the past year, Friends of Admiralty Island has led the effort to take a close look at the sediments, shellfish, fish, and wildlife in Hawk Inlet, where Greens Creek Mine has its waste tailings pile and ore-loading facilities. As you may recall, the results have been disturbing (more on that below.)

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Your Chance to Help Protect Alaska's Clean Water - Testify on 10/12

On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, the Alaska House Fisheries Special Committee has scheduled a hearing to take public testimony on the Transboundary Mining Issue. The hearing presents a critical opportunity to urge our elected leaders to Get Extra Tuff on BC Mines and ensure the mining companies and provincial agencies in British Columbia take whatever steps are necessary to protect Alaska's salmon, communities and cultures.  

This is your chance to share your concerns with Alaska's top leaders!

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A Whole Heap of New Murkowski Bills Available for Comment!

September 23, 2016

esterday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on 21 (yes, 21!) different pieces of legislation, including a suite of bills that make compromises on the Tongass in different ways. While the jam-packed hearing allowed little time for meaningful discussion, there is still time for you to weigh in.Naha_River_(1)_-_Photograph_by_Mark_Edwards.jpeg

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Help halt the Kuiu Island timber sale

Imagine our surprise when we learned in late August that the U.S. Forest Service is offering an unexpected timber sale in the Tongass – a sale that directly undermines new direction in the Forest Service’s own 2016 Tongass Plan Amendment, which is expected to go into effect this winter.

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Old Growth logging on the Tongass to continue

The U.S. Forest Service on July 1 released its Final Environmental Impact Statement and draft Record of Decision (ROD) for the 2016 Tongass Land Management Plan Amendment. Unfortunately, the draft decision does not stop industrial-scale old growth logging soon enough. The Forest Service intends to carry on business as usual and perpetuate continued controversy about old-growth logging for at least another decade.

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