Coastal communities need a strong voice

In opposition to Ballot Measure 2, which would establish an Alaska Coastal Management Program, opponents are spending big industry bucks.

 

Basically, their message is it’s too complicated, there is too much uncertainty, it gives too much say to non-professionals (regular folks) and it’s just plain bad for business.


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What it will do is allow Alaskans, again, regular folks, who are living in coastal communities affected by large-scale development a voice at the table. Their concerns should be a part of any big decision that would directly impact livelihoods and quality of life.

Covering all the bases and considering the consensus of affected communities sounds like responsible development to me.

Roy Smith

Juneau

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