Rep. Kerttula Comments on Cancelled Special Session
Today, House Minority Leader Beth Kerttula (D-Juenau) released the following statement on the House and Senate majority leadership’s decision not to convene a special session to save Alaska’s coastal zone management program.
“Alaskans elect us to be statesmen and women and to work together to resolve issues for Alaska’s benefit. That is not happening with coastal zone, and it hurts all Alaskans. The coastal zone program is essential if Alaska is to have any say in planning federal projects off Alaska’s coast. It’s past time for those holding the fate of the program, and the jobs of its 33 employees, in their hands to put their differences aside and enact a strong coastal management program for Alaska.”
Representative Kerttula is a former state attorney for the Alaska Coastal Management Program and has been a leader in the legislature on coastal issues.