It’s simple for Alaska: Fish first means no to Chuitna coal project

Aerial view of the proposed Chuitna Coal Project near Beluga on the west side of the Cook Inlet.In 1920, the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Even today we recognize that decision as one of the worst in the history of baseball. Today, we Alaskans are facing an even worse trade: wild salmon for coal. In the next two weeks, the Walker administration must decide whether to grant the right to keep water in a salmon stream — something most Alaskans would consider a no-brainer — or instead award the water rights to a coal company so it can dig up the stream, kill off the salmon there forever and export the coal.  Read the rest here 10:03

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