Alaska Soles • Entered by Loren Karro on January 3, 2021

AIDEA PUblic Meeting

December 23, 2020

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 3.5
Participants 2
Total Hours 7

Key Issue: Oil, Gas, or Mineral Development
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Landscape/area: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (999999 acres)

Short Description of Activity

Listen in to AIDEA public meeting public comments while waiting to submit my own oral comments.

Reflection/Evaluation

Signed on 1/2 hour early to submit comments to AIDEA re their resolution to purchase of lease tracts for oil/gas development in Arctic NWR. I never got called on despite it supposedly being in order of sign on. They allowed 2 minutes per comment, for 1.5 hours, and only 2 commented in favor of this resolution. That many people called in to comment despite the 36 hour notice. They subsequently passed the resolution unanimously anyway. Kathy and I discussed this afterwards and decided that one of our future actions will be to try to have a discussion with an active former legislator regarding possibilities of getting AIDEA dismantled and establishing such an agency, if needed, with sufficient oversight as to actions and expenditures.

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