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Rep. Andrew Josephson

NEWS: House Fisheries Committee Passes the Bristol Bay Fisheries Act

JUNEAU- On Tuesday, the House Fisheries Committee passed House Bill 119 sponsored by Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage). The bill seeks to protect the world-famous Bristol Bay fisheries from the harmful impacts of any large-scale metallic sulfide mine located within the boundaries of the existing Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve.

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Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Bristol Bay & Marijuana

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As many of you know, I have strong feelings about Alaska and protecting its natural beauty, where this can be achieved. It is for that reason that I have introduced House Bill 119, which takes the requirements passed by the Bristol Bay Forever Initiative and adds another layer of protection for Bristol Bay.

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Rep. Les Gara fishing

NEWS: Ruling Endangers Wild Kenai River Kings, Rainbows and Dollies: Rep. Gara Files Formal Request for Reconsideration

JUNEAU – Today, Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) filed a formal request for a reversal of a ruling by the Federal Subsistence Board that will threaten Alaska’s world class wild King Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden. Prized early and late run wild King Salmon have been decimated in recent years. Early run Kenai River King runs have fallen from over 20,012 fish in 1988 to roughly 2,049 in 2013. Late run Kenai Kings have fallen from 81,700 in 1988 to 19,700 in 2013.

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Alaska state and flag

NEWS: State Helping Find New Partner for Pebble Project?

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) and Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) revealed statements from Northern Dynasty CEO, Ron Thiessen contradicting Governor Parnell’s stated position on that he would reserve judgment until completion of the permitting process for the Pebble Mine.

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Phone
Phone: 907-465-4451
Fax: 907-465-3445

Address
State Capitol Room 208
Juneau AK, 99801