Keep Alaska WildThe vast wilderness areas in Alaska support a huge and diverse ecosystem. They support the majority of America’s fish harvest. They are the heart of Alaska’s tourist economy. Most importantly, Alaska’s environment has intrinsic value that defies measurement in economic terms. Alaskans know this on a deep level, and so do people all across America. Federal law and the laws of our state, up to and including the state constitution, have laid out a framework of protections so that we can be good stewards of our resources, keeping Alaska special – and wild – for the long term. But today, Alaska is being threatened by the destructive trend of unconscious development. We face an onslaught of efforts to circumvent the public process and force through plans that would enrich a few while forever destroying the Alaskan way of life. The consequences of failing to protect our last few wild places are huge. Our government must follow its own rules, treating everyone equally in the public process. As we have seen, this won’t happen without vigilant oversight.