Coastal zone re-emerges within Alaska Legislature

The coastal management program allows states to put conditions on certain activities on federal lands and waters. Alaska had a program for decades, but it ended in 2011 after the Legislature and Gov. Sean Parnell failed to come to terms on its reauthorization. That left Alaska as the only coastal state in the U.S. without s uch a program. A ballot initiative that would have re-established a program was soundly defeated last August. Read more here