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Win for scientifically sound wildlife management as Alaska Legislature rejects Al Barrette for Board of Game

(04/09/2010) -

The following statement was released in response to the Alaska State Legislature's rejection of Board of Game nominee, Al Barrette:

"This is a clear signal that Alaskans across the state are tired of extreme special interests running the show when it comes to wildlife management," said Defenders of Wildlife Alaska Representative, Theresa Spang. "Governor Parnell clearly made an inappropriate choice when he nominated Al Barrette to the Board. From now on, we urge Governor Parnell to listen to the many and growing voices demanding diversity on the Board of Game so our wildlife is managed in a way that benefits all Alaskans."

The State Legislature rejected Barrette's appointment by a 31-27 vote.



Jessica Brand, (202) 772-0239