SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska


S 881/ HR 2099, Response to Steve Lewis
By Carol Cairnes


April 10, 2010

Steve Lewis's solution is to pass the problem on to other folks and keep this treacherous legislation alive. Value is not what is due Sealaska under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, land is. The value rests in what Sealaska makes of it.

S. 881 and HR 2099 is "Camel's Nose" legislation. It sets up a mechanism for conveying public lands and resources to private corporations. The organizations Mr. Lewis is associated with are closely tied to the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC). SEACC is private non-profit corporation with a mandate from its foundation funders to trade corporatization of public lands for wilderness designation. American citizens and small businesses in Southeast Alaska are the ones who get cut out of the woods if this legislation ever becomes law.

Carol Cairnes
Tongass Conservation Society President
Ketchikan, AK

Received April 09, 2010 - Published April 10, 2010


Related Viewpoint:

letterThe Sealaska Lands Bill, S.881: A Problem with a Solution By Steve Lewis

Viewpoints - Opinion Letters:

letter Webmail Your Opinion Letter to the Editor



Note: Comments published on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.


E-mail your letters & opinions to
Your full name, city and state are required for letter publication.

SitNews ©2010
Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska