NEWS: “New” Oil Regs a Fool’s Errand, Need More Work and Review

Democratic Legislators highlight big risks in draft Oil Wealth Giveaway regulations

JUNEAU – Today, Alaska Democratic Legislators warned of significant risks, impossible expectations, and the potential for industry to game the system in their official comment letter to the Alaska Department of Revenue on its proposed regulations for Senate Bill 21, the governor’s oil wealth giveaway.

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NEWS: Success and Collaboration at PNWER

Rep. Tarr Wins Support for Alaska Seafood Labeling

Today, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) persuaded the Agriculture Work Group at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region summit not to oppose country of origin (COOL) labeling for seafood in its Action Plan. While some in the beef and pork industry want to eliminate COOL labeling, Alaska seafood producers support labeling.

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NEWS: As Congress Debates Student Loans, Alaska Should Act

Rep. Geran Tarr

Reps. Gara and Tarr reach out to fellow legislators to lower student loan costs

Today, as Congress continues to debate the doubling of federal student loan rates, Representative Les Gara and Representative Geran Tarr (both D-Anchorage) reached out to fellow Alaska lawmakers to help lower the costs of higher education, job training, and high student loan rates for Alaskans. The two lawmakers wrote their colleagues in the House of Representatives seeking their input and collaboration before the 2014 legislative session.

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NEWS: Representative Tarr Asks FDA to Consider Recent GM Salmon Study

Rep. Geran Tarr

Findings that GM salmon can breed with wild fish are alarming

Anchorage – Today Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) submitted a letter to the FDA asking them to take into consideration a recently published study from McGill University that shows that genetically modified salmon are capable of breeding with wild fish.

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