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Gov. Parnell should reinstate Gershon Cohen to panel

...Parnell has removed Dr. Gershon Cohen from the cruise ship advisory panel. Like most Alaskans, I voted for the cruise ship initiative in 2006. As a sponsor of the initiative and a scientist, Gershon Cohen is the best representative the majority...
Cruise panel should reinstate Cohen

...the concerns of corporations are more important than those of the public, the same public that voted for the Cruise Ship Initiative. Frankly, I'm more concerned with the fish I eat being free of contamination than I am with the obese profits...
Alaska editorial: An odd firing

...invited environmental activist Gershon Cohen to join the advisory panel. Cohen sponsored the successful 2006 cruise ship initiative that imposed a passenger head tax, stringent wastewater discharge limits and the Ocean Ranger program to monitor...
Pollution standards on cruise industry may be a little tight

...loosen water pollution standards set in the 2006 cruise ship initiative approved by Alaska voters. According to John Binkley...the Clean Water Act of 1972 provides for it. The cruise ship initiative deliberately did not. Backers wanted the initiative...
Ships open doors

...which are being offered on all ships docking at the Juneau port through Friday, are sponsored by the Alaska Cruise Ship Initiative, a collaborative effort of the cruise industry, state and federal regulators, and citizen activists. The group...
Wastewaster bills meet in Senate

...would remove some of the requirements of the 2006 cruise ship initiative, many would remain. Senate Finance" Parnell said that when voters passed the cruise ship initiative they were unaware that there was no technology...
Wastewater legislation moves to Senate floor The Science Advisory Panel released a preliminary report late in 2012.The bills also do away with a 2006 cruise ship initiative criteria that required treated black water and grey water discharges to meet Alaska water quality standards...
Public input builds on wastewaster legislation

...discharge that does not meet DEC criteria can dilute to acceptable levels.The bills also do away with a 2006 cruise ship initiative criteria that required treated black water and grey water discharges to meet Alaska water quality standards "at...
Cruising clean within reach

...that Ms. Ridgway has earnestly put forward. Here in Juneau, 58 percent of voters supported the passage of the cruise ship initiative in 2006. They did this not out of a desire to be punitive to an industry vital to Juneau's economy, but rather...
Initiative will not cut it in court

...July 2, it appears that the cruise ship initiative (Proposition No. 2) is...Constitution in that the cruise ship initiative is not limited to one subject. The cruise ship initiative enacts a head tax, a tax...


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