Now you know why Alaskan are trying to get Dunleavy recalled as governor.
Courtesy of CNN:
A mining company secretly collaborated with the governor of Alaska to lobby the Trump administration to move forward with a mining project that Environmental Protection Agency scientists warned could devastate the world’s most valuable wild salmon habitat, according to newly released emails obtained by CNN.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office was given detailed talking points, ghostwritten letters and advice on lobbying strategies by Pebble Limited Partnership executives, emails show. Dunleavy and his office then used that material, sometimes adopting the company’s language word for word, in an effort that culminated in President Donald Trump promising favorable action on the mine, according to emails.
One striking example of the governor using Pebble’s language is an official letter Dunleavy sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in April about the length of a public comment period on the mine’s draft environment impact statement.
The emails show that Dunleavy’s letter was a verbatim copy of a draft sent to his aide by Pebble’s chief of staff, except for a few phrases.
Alaskans have fought against the Pebble mind for over a decade now, and the fact that Mike Dunleavy is essentially acting as their puppet is not going to help his fight against that recall one little bit.
I am goddamn sick and tired of seeing politicians in Alaska regurgitating. fossil fuel and mining company talking points.
We need some politicians who respect the beauty of our state and are not peering at our natural resources with dollar signs in this eyes.