It amazes me that we have a system in place that allows an organization such as Southeast Alaska Conservation Council to assume such power in dictating public policy. I don't blame SEACC for filling the power vacuum, I blame our system for allowing it. An organization, none of whose members were elected to serve the public in any way, is acting like it is another branch of government and has the same effect on public policy. How in the world did we get to this point?
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Usually, in law, if you do not have "standing," you cannot be at the bargaining table. How did SEACC get this powerful standing? SEACC, neither appointed by government nor elected by the people, runs rampant over our society. What a sorry state of affairs. It's laughable in a macabre sort of way.