Bill Walker on Environment
State should address climate change
Walker has signed an order establishing a climate change strategy for the state and appointing a board to investigate ways to limit its effects. Walker's order calls on a team of experts to recommend "statuary and regulatory changes" in the
state to help it deal with climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The group is directed to focus on the effects of climate change within Alaska, including rising sea levels and its impact on communities there.
Source: The Hill on 2018 Alaska Governor race
, Oct 31, 2017
Fisheries: science-based policy & input from stakeholders
I will support science-based, high sustained yield (harvest) management practices with local area biologists making the day-to-day management decisions and the Alaska Board of Fisheries making the allocation decisions.
I will consult with the fishing
industry and other stakeholders when making appointments to policy and leadership positions in fisheries in my administration. I recognize that all users have a stake in the State's fisheries management system. I will engage with citizens and
stakeholders with the intent of exploring solutions to conservation issues.
As governor, I will work with stakeholders to strike a balance between competing interests. This is a tough task.
[To accomplish that], the State needs a highly qualified,
scientific management agency led by professional, experienced, and engaged individuals in leadership positions in the Department of Fish and Game.
Source: 2014 Governor campaign website, WalkerMallottForAlaska.com
, Nov 4, 2014
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