I was surprised at the prospect of even discussing the re-opening of the AJ Mine.
Every single one of the persuasive points that we made in the late 1980s to early 1990s is valid today. Nothing has changed. The only good thing I can think of in bringing back the subject is those same points can be presented at the beginning of the discussion, thus deciding the issue once and for all.
As the liaison between the opposing sides said at the time: The Alaskans for Juneau Committee can take credit for making the Assembly think twice about the proposal; all we saw at the beginning was jobs.