Industry silenced locals on coastal planning- “onslaught of massive, unplanned development from federal Outer Continental Shelf oil leasing” By LISA WEISSLER

In developing Alaska’s coastal management program, it soon became clear that coastal communities wanted an effective voice in decisions that could affect their livelihood and quality of life. They wanted a program that would accommodate the great variation in Alaska’s coastal resources and uses.  They wanted local control.     Read more

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