AlaskaACT Commends RDC
Today, the Resource Development Council of Alaska filed a motion on behalf of their members to intervene in the State’s litigation to block enforcement of the Emission Control Area in Alaska. “There is no question, the ECA will have a negative impact upon the tourism industry but its reach will go much further, said Paul Landis, board member of the Alaska Alliance for Cruise Travel. “Since the ECA will harm all resource industries in Alaska, it is very appropriate for RDC to take an active role in fighting this unjustified regulation”, Landis said.
On September 28, 2012, the State of Alaska filed a preliminary injunction motion requesting the courts block enforcement of the ECA in Alaska. The same day, numerous outside environmental organizations filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency. “I am pleased to see so many Alaskans standing together to fight yet another outside group’s effort to push costly and unjustified regulations on our business”, Landis said. “I don’t think asking the EPA to conduct actual studies in Alaska and present sound science before pushing such an extreme regulation on us is asking too much", Landis said.