Photo Courtesy pacific Southwest Region, Flickr, Nov. 7, 2008

We finally have a moderately rational argument in favor of the water reservation file for Middle Creek, a tributary of the Chuit River 45 miles west of Anchorage.

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Alice Rogoff’s fish wrapper decided late last week their axis of attack on the Republican majority in the legislature was to go after conservatives, particularly those with some connection to mining on vague claims of conflict of interest.

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The latest trick used by the anti-development, anti-resource extraction, and anti-job crowd is the use of exclusive water rights as a vehicle to shut down projects. The current example is the Chuit River west of Anchorage where PacRim Coal wants to build a coal mine.

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The Federal Subsistence Board met here in Anchorage Jan. 21 – 23 at the Dena’ina Center. During the meeting, it entertained three proposals for subsistence fishing in SouthCentral Alaska. Two proposals for a pair of gill net locations across the Kenai and one for a set net location across the upper Kasilof were approved.

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Representative Harriet Drummond (D, ANC) introduced legislation last week to allow physician assisted suicide here in Alaska. She calls it Death with Dignity and dresses it up in all the usual leftist claptrap about choice.

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