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Protect Wildlife in Alaska's Kachemak Bay

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game wants to end an 18-year ban on personal watercraft in Kachemak Bay and the Fox River Flats near Homer. This ban was instituted in 2001 in Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area after Fish and Game determined that personal watercraft usage is harmful to wildlife, such as whales, seabirds, and otters. Ending the ban will be detrimental to the wildlife which is now flourishing once again. You can submit your comment via email to Rick Green, rick.green@alaska.gov, until Jan. 21, 2020.

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Stand Behind Our Landmark Environmental Law

The Trump Administration is proposing drastic changes to our oldest and most established environmental law - the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This 50-year-old law is the ONLY environmental law that requires review of federal projects for their environmental impacts and gives the public a voice in federal decisionmaking. And now the Trump Administration wants to gut this important law so that pipelines and other dirty fossil fuel projects can move ahead with little public input and less disclosure of potentially harmful public health, environmental, and climate change impacts. You can speak up in defense of NEPA by submitting your comment before March 10, 2020.

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