Anchorage: Update on Northern Access Work Group

Rep. Geran Tarr

Please find, linked below, three documents related to the work of the Northern Access Work Group.  The meeting notes from the first two meetings contain the action items that require follow up.  The first follow up report contains an answer to the question of the legality of the 2003 U-Med Plan.  Look for other follow up reports to come.

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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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NEWS: Real-Time Giveaway Counter Posted

Democratic Legislators Post Oil Wealth Giveaway Cost to Alaskans in Real Time

JUNEAU – Today, the House Democratic Caucus published a real-time counter on its website (akhouse.org/our-oil-bill/giveaway/) to show Alaskans up-to-the-minute losses from the governor’s oil wealth giveaway, SB21. While the Governor’s giveaway is extremely generous to corporations in London and Houston, the giveaway will adversely impact individual Alaskans.

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ADVISORY: Rep. Tarr to Introduce GM Labeling Bill

JUNEAU – Today Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) announced she will introduce legislation requiring labeling for genetically modified foods sold in Alaska. She made the announcement at today’s March Against Monsanto, an event that had some 400 people in attendance.

Today’s Anchorage march was part of an international event happening in over 400 cities across the globe.

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