This editorial first ran in the Kodiak Daily Mirror:
Recently, the Associated Press ran a lengthy exposé about a problem Kodiak residents are already familiar with — marine garbage.
The same day, Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced she would be flying over the Gulf of Alaska to examine garbage from last year’s Japanese tsunami.
Flights are one thing — but we need action on the ground. Better yet, we need action on the waves.
Since the tsunami, Alaska has had ample warning about what’s coming: Waves of garbage will wash up on our beaches.