In 1996, 442 Canadians signed a petition opposing a road on the east side of Lynn Canal from Juneau to Skagway. In the fall of 1997, 955 people signed another petition opposing a road on the east side of Lynn Canal from Juneau to Skagway. Altogether, about 1,397 people have signed these two petitions opposing a road on the east side of Lynn Canal from Juneau to Skagway.
A study was also done by Greg Brown at Anchorage which stated that most Alaskans prefer more money for road maintenance for the roads we have now, and they didn't want new roads.
The Juneau Access Project in the environmental impact statement should be stopped for reconsideration. A resolution was passed by the City Assembly for an EIS Sept. 10, 2000. The very next day, articles in the Juneau Empire opposed the action of the City Assembly.
Later on, it was Murkowski that reactivated the EIS. Neither Murkowski nor the City Assembly have gone according to the vote of the people on October, 2000. The people want Improved ferry service and not roads.
Also, this study has failed to consider the Haines and Skagway people themselves. The Department of Transportation should change consultants to this EIS. The money that is earmarked for this project known as the Juneau Access Project should be changed and used for an improved ferry system as the people wanted when they voted in October, 2000. The people voted four years ago for this.
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