Come Aug. 19, I will be voting “no” on Ballot Measure 1.
A “no” vote will continue Alaska down the road to economic prosperity. It also represents a simple acceptance of the facts: ACES failed, while Senate Bill 21, also known as the More Alaska Production Act (MAPA), essentially stopped the drop in North Slope oil production and is attracting billions in new investment. I voted against ACES in 2007 due to its major flaws. Seven years later, the policy has been proven to be a failure.