Why endanger eagle nests?

Letter to the Editor

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Juneau Planning Commission has on its agenda tonight two items from the Alaska Department of Transportation: A) a review of the state project that would extend Glacier Highway 27 miles north; B) a variance to allow construction of the Juneau access road within the 330 feet of habitat set aside for eagles' nest trees.

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If I could be in Juneau, I would object to allowing a variance. The state has its road to Berners Bay - leave the rest of our habitat and eagles alone.

The last time I checked the environmental statements, the state plans to destroy hundreds of acres of wetland. The so-called road to Haines and Skagway leads to the Katzehin River, which is a "mudflat area." Is there solid rock to build on out there? Mud liquefies. How can they build solid foundations? And what of earthquakes and their effects?

Barbara Lewis

Haines



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