Spring is here and many of us are excited to be launching our boats and kicking off another fun boating season in the Mat-Su and around Cook Inlet! If you run an engine, you deal with oil and gas. Spills can be large and scary, but they can also be small drips and leaks. Luckily, there are some things that we can do as boaters to take action and decrease pollution and protect clean water, healthy salmon, and our backyard while boating.
Despite Difficult Logistics, Rural Communities Across Kachemak Bay Participate in Last Month’s Electronics Recycling Day – Over 5,000 pounds of E-Waste Collected and Recycled!
Our legislative session is just about closed, and in its wake, we’re staring at massive cuts to schools, roads, emergency responders, habitat protection and many other essential services we expect from our government. We’re told these cuts are necessary to “live within our means” during a time of low oil and gas prices, yet under our current tax regime, we’re literally paying the richest corporations on the planet hundreds of millions of dollars each year to take our fossil fuel wealth. So, the problem isn’t Alaska’s financial wherewithal, but rather, our priorities in how we allocate our money.
“Alaska has the best resource management system in the world.” If you’ve been here a while, you’ve heard that statement in some form or another. But in Cook Inlet, it’s increasingly hard to believe we’re managing our resources in a sustainable fashion.