Concerning Les Gara's My Turn article

As a recent graduate of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action and a first year student at Emmanuel College in Boston I’ve remained active with my home state’s environmental issues from across the country. It bothers me to see our governor abolishing our clean water standards and repealing the bill that would protect our native king salmon and halibut from damaging waste, especially since consumers worldwide are clamoring for wild fish instead of farmed. Through AYEA I have gotten the chance to visit the state capital many times and have learned to respect our political system, but I do not understand why a leader would want to repeal the standards that the people obviously want in place after voting for the protection in 2006. I back Rep. Les Gara with his amendment that until ships can meet clean water standards, they need to go 2 miles offshore to dump human waste where the currents are stronger.

Katie McCaffrey

Boston, Mass.

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