Legislators take concern about US Fish and Wildlife road decision to Secretary of the Interior Salazar

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Decision on Cold Bay – King Cove road

now up to Interior Secretary Salazar.

King Cove

King Cove. From IzembekEnhancement.org.

 

First of two parts.  More will be in Tuesday’s report.

A number of Alaska Legislators have signed their names to a letter to the secretary opposing a recent decision on a land swap and road deal on the Alaska Peninsula.

The letter asks that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service change its course and allow a road to be built between the communities of Cold Bay and King Cove.

Representative Bob Herron of Bethel asked for House members to sign on to his letter…

Rep. Herron’s comment  …are you sure you want to do that?

Herron said the final decision rests with departing Interior Secretary Salazar.

He told his colleagues that his letter may seem to lack emotion but it needs to speak the language of those to whom it is addressed.

And speaking of language, Herron said many Alaskans would be put off by the language currently on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s website regarding the Cold Bay-King Cove proposal…

Rep. Herron’s comment

               We’ll have more on the Cold Bay – King Cove road tomorrow on the LegHead Report.

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Resources:

Great video on the need for a road. Includes actual footage of elder with double pneumonia having to take boat across bay, climb up ladder to dock and then be medivaced to Anchorage.

 

More Resources:

Audio from the House Floor about road issue.

Lots of great photos, videos, maps and other information at Izembek Enhancement.org.

“Alaska House Questions Ixembeck Land Swap EIS Issue” — Press release from Alaska House Majority.

Letter sent to Secretary of the Interior Salazar

Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Land Exchange/Road Corridor EIS

 Izembek.org


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Parnell addresses Native issues at AFN

Click the link below for the  full text of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell’s speech at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention Oct. 18, 2012

Full text of Governor’s AFN speech.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell Speaking at AFN Sept. 18, 2012

 

Governor tells AFN participants to keep sights on goals

AFN theme: “Success Beyond Barriers”

This week The LegHead Report will feature portions of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell’s speach to the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage earlier this month.

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Governor Sean Parnell speaking at AFN. Governor Photo.

“Success Beyond Barriers” was the theme of this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell told participants that success means many things to different people, but in Alaska a person—even a young student—can achieve their goals for themselves if they are willing to keep their focus and keep working at it.

Read the governor’s entire speech by going to this page.