Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:46 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Salmon streams cannot be reclaimed

The state of Alaska fines people who divert a creek, but the state Department of Natural Resources is considering letting PacRim destroy 11 miles of a salmon stream?

This decision to let a coal mining company mine through 11 miles of the Chuitna River is a sham. There is no evidence anywhere that a salmon stream can be reclaimed. DNR is supposed to protect our salmon streams, not sell them to the highest bidder. This is an incredibly shameful decision and defies the long-standing history in Alaska of carefully safeguarding our fisheries and clean water.

Shame on Gov. Parnell if he does not step up to the plate and keep his word that he would never trade one resource for another.

Nina Faust


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