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S.881 Impact: Town Hall Meeting Canceled in Edna Bay
By Myla Poelstra


March 12, 2010

The community of Edna Bay is deeply disappointed that Chuck Kleeschulte has unilaterally canceled a meeting in Edna Bay scheduled for 1:00 pm Wednesday. Had he consulted with us first we could have told him the timing of the meeting was ill conceived and dangerous.

Why did Mr. Kleeschulte schedule a meeting for the beginning of the halibut season when many residents would be on the water?

What was the rush to hold meetings during the middle of March when snow storms frequently occur?

Was getting this bill pushed through Congress really worth the risk to human life that holding the meeting at this time of year entailed?

Considering the devastating impact this legislation will have on our community, we call on Senator Murkowski to fly out to Edna Bay herself before this bill goes any further.

Myla Poelstra
Edna Bay, AK

About: "Owner, Sunrise Lodge & General Store; Chairman, Sealaska Response Committee, Edna Bay Community"

Received March 10, 2009 - Published March 12, 2010



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