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Justice for Alaska Fishing Families
by Bill Yankee


October 08, 2004

As a Prince William Sound fisherman, who has an EXXON claim, I welcome the Knowles' proposal as something new that could just be a catalyst to force EXXON to stop their stalling proceedures. Of course such a proposal is certainly not any kind of guarantee that the Senate would buy into it, any more than Lisa Murkowski's suggestion that she would urge Congress to allow Exxon-Valdez impacted fishermen to average any income from an award.

By the way, I also welcome Ms Murkowski's income averaging suggestion, which appears to also be a last minute campaign promise.

Now I have a suggestion for whomever wins this contest - Alaska's fishermen impacted by the Exxon-Valdez spill could benefit from both of these suggestions/proposals and I urge you to push them both.

And good luck to you both in November!

Bill Yankee
Juneau, AK - USA


Related news:

Knowles' Exxon Proposal Full of False Hope Says Murkowski...
October 07, 2004

Knowles Proposes Action To Force Exxon Valdez Judgment; "Justice for Alaska Fishing Families" Act Aims to Pressure Exxon to Settle with those Harmed by Spill...
October 06, 2004

Listen to this KRBD story... U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Tony Knowles Monday proposed new legislation that would force Exxon to settle claims awarded to fishermen and communities affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Knowles also discussed another initiative to create new federal regulations for the farmed fin fish industry during a quick campaign stop in Ketchikan Monday.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - October 05, 2004


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