House Bill 77 is a pretty disturbing piece of work.
Is it a bill to streamline resource development permitting? Or is it really just stripping Alaskan citizens of their constitutional right of access to fish, wildlife and water resources, along with public notification and comment on resource extraction?
Is it a bill that will help provide Alaskans with long-term, good-paying resource development jobs? Or will it be an end to decades and decades of fishing industry jobs, subsistence harvests and clean water for households, as well as fish spawning and rearing habitat?