Legislature Wants Wild and Domestic Animals in Alaska Protected from Infectious Diseases

Juneau – Today, the Alaska Legislature passed a resolution urging cooperation among state departments to protect the health of wild and domestic animals. House Concurrent Resolution 23 calls for increased data collection on diseases and foreign pathogens to better facilitate science-based management decisions. The resolution is a call to action for the Departments of Fish and Game, Natural Resources, and Environmental Conservation to cooperate on measures to prevent the spread of diseases and pathogens among Alaska’s wildlife and domestic animals.

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Alaskans, it’s time to comment on the Pebble mine

The Pebble Limited Partnership is continuing to advance its controversial mining project near Bristol Bay by forging ahead with its development plan, all while ignoring the voices of most Alaskans.
For more than a decade, Pebble has been trying to sell Bristol Bay on the idea of a major gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye fishery. Each step of the way, scientific evidence has indicated that this risky project would be profoundly detrimental to commercial, sport, and subsistence fisheries. Now, Pebble is trying to ride a wave of political and financial momentum to build its proposed mine. This, despite the overwhelming opposition from Bristol Bay residents and Alaskans from across the state. Each Alaskan has the right and responsibility to weigh in on projects that impact our lands and our residents.

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2017 House Majority Session Press Generator   REPRESENTATIVE ANDREW JOSEPHSON  (907) 465-4939 (800) 465-4939www.repandyjosephson.comrep.andrew.josephson@akleg.govCONTACT: Mike Mason (907) 444-0889   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 13, 2018   House Supports Efforts to Protect Wild and Domestic Animals from Infectious Diseases and Foreign Pathogens HCR 23 Urges State Departments to Work Cooperatively to Prevent the Spread of Diseases and …

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Josephson E-blast–April Edition

Today, the House achieved a milestone for Workers’ Compensation in Alaska – my bill, HB 38, passed the House. Dubbed the Abigail Caudle bill, House Bill 38, passed along caucus lines, despite the fact that the minority supported the larger pieces of the bill. Nevertheless, I am incredibly excited to see this legislation move to the Senate.

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