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October 22, 2015

Alaska DNR released its determination on the water reservation requests for the Chuitna carefully crafted to obstruct the construction and operation of PacRim’s proposed coal mine. The determination was signed on October 6, 2015 and can be found at the following links. The short story is that DNR tossed the two most restrictive reservations while granting the least restrictive.

August 26, 2015

Fish counts on the Kenai for the second run of red salmon are particularly important for all user groups in Cook Inlet, unfortunately the resource appears to be managed so as to maximize the number of red salmon in the nets of the 1,404 commercial fishermen making up the drift fleet in the Inlet.

August 24, 2015

The State Department of Natural Resources held a hearing last Friday on the water reservation filed to obstruct PacRim’s construction of a coal mine west of Tyonek.  At the hearing were all the usual anti-development suspects including Trustees for Alaska, Cook Inletkeeper and the Chuitna Citizens Coalition.

The State Department of Natural Resources held a hearing last Friday on the water reservation filed to obstruct PacRim’s construction of a coal mine west of Tyonek.

March 24, 2015

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.

March 4, 2015

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.

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. http://www.chuitnacoalproject.com/

January 7, 2015

Now that Alaskan commercial fishermen have opted out of the Board of Fish process and started managing their and other resources via lawsuits and ballot initiatives, it is not surprising that local sport fishermen are now starting to use that same technique on them.

January 7, 2015

Now that Alaskan commercial fishermen have opted out of the Board of Fish process and started managing their and other resources via lawsuits and ballot initiatives, it is not surprising that local sport fishermen are now starting to use that same technique on them.

November 11, 2014

Interesting election here in Alaska. All four of the democrat sponsored ballot initiatives passed. Three required a yes vote. One required a no vote. Unfortunately for the democrats, the positive outcomes on the initiatives did not drag their candidates across the finish line with them for the most part.

Interesting election here in Alaska. All four of the democrat sponsored ballot initiatives passed. Three required a yes vote. One required a no vote. Unfortunately for the democrats, the positive outcomes on the initiatives did not drag their candidates across the finish line with them for the most part.

August 31, 2014

The following was submitted to Fish Alaska Magazine in response to an article in their Aug/Sept 2014 issue by Dave Atcheson, an author who works with Trout Unlimited. It was entitled “A Pebble Mine Update” and was printed on page 6 of the issue.

August 31, 2014

The following was submitted to Fish Alaska Magazine in response to an article in their Aug/Sept 2014 issue by Dave Atcheson, an author who works with Trout Unlimited. It was entitled “A Pebble Mine Update” and was printed on page 6 of the issue.

January 24, 2014

When Cook Inlet Drift Boat operators go to federal court demanding that the feds manage Cook Inlet salmon, they are not interested in your right to fill your freezer with fish.  Instead, they are busily lining their own pockets at your expense.

October 3, 2013

When we listen to arguments about threats to salmon runs in the Chuitna by the proposed coal mine, it is important to know how many fish we are actually talking about.  In this case, not many.  Yet the opponents propose to kill off hundreds of high paying, long term jobs anyway.

The Chuitna Citizens Coalition is taking their fight against a proposed strip mine across Cook Inlet from Anchorage to court in an attempt to grant themselves exclusive water rights in the region.

October 3, 2013

When we listen to arguments about threats to salmon runs in the Chuitna by the proposed coal mine, it is important to know how many fish we are actually talking about.  In this case, not many.  Yet the opponents propose to kill off hundreds of high paying, long term jobs anyway.

The Chuitna Citizens Coalition is taking their fight against a proposed strip mine across Cook Inlet from Anchorage to court in an attempt to grant themselves exclusive water rights in the region.

June 19, 2012

The Alaska Congressional Delegation once again embraces protectionism rather than the free market.