Letter to the editor: Yes on 1 protects salmon and Alaska’s future

Alaska’s roads are wallpapered with grim “No on 1” billboards. Don’t be fooled.

Outside corporations touting misguided projects that disregard Alaska’s unique renewable natural resources have paved the road with signs to intimidate you. They know the vast majority of Alaskans value our salmon and would be devastated if those wild runs were rendered extinct, but they want you to think you’re alone in loving this. Look at who is paying for those signs. It is not Alaskans. It is Outside interests.

Don’t listen to those who want to rip off the face of Alaska for their own quick profit.

“No on 1” is Yes to Pebble Mine and other reckless projects that disrespect this place and its natural abundance.

Our wild systems are the source of thousands of jobs in fishing, tourism and support industries. They must be given legal weight. We can not allow non-Alaskan profiteers to decimate what is most powerful and unique about our state.

“Yes on 1” means wild salmon for now and for the future. “Yes on 1” means our renewable resources have a voice at the table. “Yes on 1” means clear standards to maintain the balance. “Yes on 1” means championing what defines and distinguishes us as a state and as a people.

Vote “Yes” for Salmon and for Alaska.

— Carol Ford, Nikiski and Homer

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