Republican Resource Committee Members Respond to Salmon Initiative Decision
Thursday, August 9, 2018, Anchorage, AK – After thoroughly reviewing the Alaska Supreme Court’s decision to remove unconstitutional sections of Ballot Measure #1 and allowing it to appear on the November statewide ballot, three House Republicans on the House Resources Committee issued the following statements.
“While the most obvious unconstitutional portions have been removed, this remains a poorly written measure,” said Rep. Chris Birch (R-Anchorage). “If passed, certain provisions could still face constitutional challenges and will result in the loss of jobs and investment. These are consequences Alaskan’s take seriously and our economy can’t afford.”
“Make no mistake, if this initiative passes we will be shutting down resource development in the State of Alaska,” said Rep. DeLena Johnson (R-Palmer).
“If this initiative were to pass it will only add a dangerous layer to regulations that are already more than sufficient,” said Rep. Dave Talerico (R-Healy). “This is needless and could be devastating to improvement projects in rural Alaska and beyond.”
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