Alaska Brief Newsletter – October 2015
October 2015 electronic newsletter from Trustees for Alaska.
I want to thank everyone who attended our Victory Celebration in Anchorage at the end of September. It was a chance to meet members of Trustees for Alaska’s Board of Directors. We had a lovely evening with a great turnout of dedicated supporters.
It’s wonderful to have had such a successful year with so much to celebrate!
We protected, once again, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from another attempt to open the Coastal Plain to oil and gas. Wilderness remains protected in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge against the incursion of an unnecessary and costly road. The Seward Coal Loading Facility must finally get the required Clean Water Act permit to protect Resurrection Bay from coal discharges.
And, we won before the Alaska Supreme Court in our constitutional lawsuit challenging the Department of Natural Resources’ permitting of exploration activities at Pebble for over two decades without public notice or comment.
Our work on all of these issues doesn’t stop with these victories, though. We continue to follow through to solidify and build upon these wins as well as engage when new threats arise.
Here’s to more victories!
Board Elects New Chair and Two New Board Members
Michelle Meyer has taken over the reins as Board Chair from Steve Cotton, who served in the position since 2010. Of Tlingit descent, Michelle considers the healthy preservation of traditional and customary food gathering areas in Alaska of critical importance to future generations. She has served on the Board since 2011. Meet Michelle Meyer
Recently retired from the National Parks Conservation Association, one of Trustees’ clients in several legal cases, Jim Stratton is well-versed in what we do. Meet Jim Stratton
As a natural resources attorney, Tom Meacham brings detailed knowledge of Alaska’s environmental laws to the Board. Meet Tom Meacham
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