FYI, here is a great blog piece today on National Geographic re: Aleutian Sanctuary nomination, by one of our co-nominators, Mark Spalding, head of The Ocean Foundation.
Thanks again to all of you for joining our nomination today re: the Aleutians.
FYI, here is the press release from PEER this AM:
Feel free to announce this in whatever way you wish, and take credit, etc....let the conversation begin!
Also, the Alaska Dailey News reports that Senate President Kevin Meyer says the "That capital budget can see further cuts, including striking $20 million for the Susitna-Watana dam, Meyer said. “You could put that back on the shelf again,” he said, as it was in the 1980s. “We can’t do everything.”
A new analysis claims that the economics of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectic Project are unfeasible. The report was commissioned by Trout Unlimited, a group opposing the project, and it was carried out by economist Gregg Erickson. - See more at: http://ktna.org/2014/12/08/report-challenges-susitna-watana-economics/#s...
There are two great press hits this morning. Quoting from the first one:
In one classroom at UAA, the fiscal policy committee recommended temporary suspension of several mega-projects and a state corporation so they could be closely reviewed by the governor to determine if they should go forward in the new and challenging fiscal environment, said Brian Rogers, the head of that committee and chancellor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Those projects were listed on a large tear sheet at the front of the room as the Knik Arm Bridge, the Juneau Access Road, the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline, the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, the Ambler Access Road, and the Alaska Aerospace Corp.