Viewpoints: Letters / Opinions
Funding for a Unuk River study
March 27, 2012
Three years ago, in response to concerns about mine tailings damaging the Taku River, fishermen asked the Alaska legislature to fund a study documenting water quality on the river. The legislature appropriated $35,000.00 for a report on the Taku, with enough left over for a similar study on the Stikine. These reports have been extremely valuable when Alaska Dept of Fish & Game have worked with the Canadians on transboundary mining proposals.
If you support having a similar study done on the Unuk, email Bert Stedman's office: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kyle Johansen's office: email@example.com
The legislature is still working on finances, nothing has been excluded, especially if it's a valuable project, and a baseline report on the Unuk is valuable if we are to retain our fisheries.
About: "As a former commercial fisherman and a sport fisherman, I am interested in protecting the Unuk River from mining pollution."
Received March 21, 2012
- Published March 27, 2012
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