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Coastal Zone Management
By Tom Schulz, Mary Schulz, Tina Singer, David A Smith, Joni P Koerner, Judith McQuerry, Mary Dowling & Joann Flora


August 20, 2012
Monday PM

Dear Editor,

It is not hard to understand why the oil companies and other big money business types are fighting so hard against restoring Alaska's coastal management program. They prefer to shut locals out and just let the federal government call the shots, because they have the wherewithal to influence federal decisions. Mere citizens do not - unless we vote to restore coastal management on August 28.

Federal decision makers must consider local perspective in making land management decisions if we have a coastal management program in place. THEY HAVE TO. Where else does that happen? The painful answer is no where that we know of. We have a unique and powerful opportunity to restore the ability of Alaskans to make their voice heard.

Join us in voting for Ballot Measure #2 to restore local input in coastal management decisions.

See you at the polls.

Very truly yours,

Tom Schulz --- tschulz235[at]
Mary Schulz
Tina Singer
David A Smith
Joni P Koerner
Judith McQuerry
Mary Dowling
Joann Flora
Ketchikan, AK

About: Tom Schulz has been an Alaska resident for 52 years, "I have lived in Southeast for 35 years. I have a JD and a masters in Pastoral Studies. I have practiced law for 35 years, 21 and 1/2 of which were as a trial judge in the Alaska Court System."

Received August 15, 2012 - Published August 20, 2012



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