Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Up to Alaskans to stop PacRim

As Alaskans in Southcentral head out into the glory of our wilderness surroundings to harvest the salmon returning to our shores, I hope they will contemplate the phenomenal complexity of nature that allows for such bounty, our wondrous good fortune to be able to take advantage of it, and hopefully feel some responsibility for stewardship.

Could any of us possibly have the hubris to think we could create such a miracle as a healthy salmon stream? What does it say about the Parnell administration that they consider it technically feasible, when experts not in the pocket of the mining industry emphatically disagree?

PacRims plan to obliterate 11 miles of a pristine, productive salmon stream across Cook Inlet to sell low-grade coal to China is still on track to becoming a reality. It will take all our voices shouting No to bring this insanity to a halt. Please add yours. Visit www.chuitna.org to watch testimony from stream restoration experts, learn the specifics of the project, and write to the governor. Its up to us.

Cristy Fry