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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...



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