It is my understanding that the Kenai City Counsel has recognized legitimate concerns over the proposed KRSMA restrictions and formally requested that DNR withdraw the proposed regulations, at least until the Phase II wave study is released, evaluated, and commented on.
I commend the Counsel members for doing what is right by trying to get all the facts prior to taking action, taking the time to evaluate the obvious problems with the proposal, and acting on the overwhelming comments from the general public who oppose the new regulations.
It is unclear if this request will have an impact on what the DNR does, as many of us know this proposal was already shoed-in to accomodate special interests.
But now is the time to back up and do it right. Now is the time to work together and present viable alternatives and solutions to the real problems based on facts, for the sake of the River.
Today is the last day to send in comments to: Chris_Degernes@dnr.state.ak.us