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Outrage! Private Profit on public Alaskan Lands
By Norbert Chaudhary


June 30, 2008

I read today of the plan by AP&T (Alaska Power and Telephone) (NOT an Alaskan Company - it is based in Port Townsend,Washington) to build a dam on PUBLIC LANDS in Southeast Alaska in order to sell electicity for PRIVATE PROFIT to Canada.

I am shocked and outraged that they have been able to take this project as far along as they have without any chance for public comment. This will be a done deal in less than three weeks!!.

Again, this a private out of state company that will be flooding a WILD public Alaskan river forever - for profit!

As far as I can see - there are NO benefits for any Alaskan or any American in this deal - unless of course you are a share holder of the Washington State based AP&T.

Unfortunately THEY have made it difficult for anyone to take ACTION at this late stage. There are no phone numbers or even an e-mail address given for you to voice your opinion (another reason this whole thing smells so bad).

According to the Ketchikan Daily News (June 25, 2008) - the only way for us to comment on this is by writing to:

Kimberly D. Bose
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First St., NE.
Washington, D.C. 20426

This does not pass the smell test - do not let another out-of-state company rip our state off!

Take Action Now!

Norbert Chaudhary
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Having traveled the world, I truly enjoy what is special and unique about Southeast Alaska. I love it here."

Received June 29, 2008 - Published June 30, 2008


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