We don’t want to open the door to companies that would hurt salmon -- and the people who depend on them -- for corporate profits. It’s time to tell PacRim and companies that would follow their lead that Alaskans choose salmon, not strip mines.
Whenever the DNR makes water use decisions, it must always consider salmon first and protect the aquatic systems we need to keep our salmon runs healthy and safe.
This choice goes beyond just salmon or coal.
We need to ensure DNR stands with the Alaskan way of life and the fish we all depend on by putting salmon first in their decisions on the in-stream flow application for the Chuitna river.