State DNR drops word ‘conserve’ from mission
Alaskans were surprised to learn (from the Anchorage Daily News’ Alaska Ear, of all places) that there is a new and very different mission statement posted by the Department of Natural Resources on the State of Alaska website.
The old ‘statement of policy’: “To develop, conserve and enhance natural resources for present and future generations.”
The new mission statement: “To responsibly develop Alaska‘s resources by making them available for maximum use and benefit consistent with the public interest.”
Questions about the mission shift dominated a recent press confer...