Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: HB 80: Rolling Back a Citizen’s Initiative on Cruise Ship Wastewater Requirements

This week a major piece of legislation that will have widespread impacts on the state of Alaska passed quickly through the House of Representatives without much public input. HB80 and SB29 were introduced by Governor Parnell to roll back the citizens’ 2006 initiative. The public initiative held the cruise ship industry accountable for the ship discharge in Alaska waters by setting standards for discharge. The industry had from 2006 to 2015 to implement the upgrades to the ships to meet the outflow standard goals.
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Rep. Petersen’s Report from the Capitol: 2012 Accomplishments Video, Back To School Information, Begich Wins National Award

I hope you are all enjoying the great weather this weekend. Apparently it is summer after all! 2012 Session Accomplishments This year I was successful in helping pass several important pieces of legislation to create jobs for Alaskans, make sure children with autism can get the treatment they need, protect crime victims’ rights, and improve early childhood education opportunities. I have a short video that highlights what we accomplished for East Anchorage this year, and I hope you’ll take a couple of minutes to watch it.
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