Bravo for decision to cancel ESA conference

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010

Your front-page story on the Alaska Legislature recognizing their mistake in trying to undermine the Endangered Species Act protection for the polar bear was welcome news. Not only would the proposed conference have embarrassed the state, but many Alaskans are not willing to contribute to the demise of polar bears and other at-risk wildlife. Our financial and legislative resources should go to more beneficial purposes.

Thank you to our own Senator Dennis Egan for joining fellow Legislative Council members in unanimously canceling the proposed $1.5 million plan. Bravo to this sensible policy shift.

Patricia O'Brien

Member of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, Southeast Chapter

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