Frankenfish Opposition Earns Rep. Kawasaki Legislator of the Year Award

Kawasaki one of five legislators to earn award from Alaska Youth for Environmental Action

JUNEAU – Today, students from around Alaska presented Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) with Alaska Youth for Environmental Action’s Legislator of the Year award for his work opposing genetically-modified salmon, often referred to as “Frankenfish.” Rep. Kawasaki is one of five legislators receiving the award this year.

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Rep. Scott Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Energy Council; Early Education Pre-K Program;

I returned Sunday night from my trip to the Energy Council. The four days spent in Washington were filled with non-stop meetings and seminars throughout the day. I travelled with three fellow House Democrats and a dozen House Republicans for meetings about Alaska. Meetings included visiting our Congressional Delegation and members of the Senate Energy Committee, the EPA and the Department of Interior.

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Governor’s Oil Tax Giveaway Moves Despite Many Unanswered Questions

JUNEAU – Last night, the House Resources Committee passed Governor Parnell’s bill to give away around $2 billion of Alaska’s oil wealth each year despite many unanswered questions by committee members. The committee’s expedited timeline for moving the bill left only one day to hear the details of the actual bill language and two days for proposing and discussing amendments.

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