If you’ve been following our series of posts, you’ve already read about the increasingly prominent role Outside money is playing in our state’s policy debates – and you also know that this is nothing new. For the last 40 years, environmental activists have parachuted into Alaska from around the world … Read More
Election Day is rapidly approaching, and as Alaska voters come closer and closer to deciding the fate of the immensely consequential Yes for Salmon proposal – also known as Ballot Measure 1 – public and stakeholder concern about the Outside money responsible for funding and orchestrating the efforts of Ballot … Read More
The sudden interest in Alaska politics on the part of San Francisco foundations and environmentalist billionaires may seem out of place or surprising at first glance given the nature of their current project. Why do a bunch of Outside green elites care about salmon, after all?
It’s fair to question … Read More
The story of the Outside money behind the Yes campaign for Ballot Measure 1 starts with Outside foundations. In our last post, we covered the role of the New Venture Fund. In this update, we’re looking at the Hewlett Foundation. If the New Venture Fund is the operative, the Hewlett … Read More
Ballot Measure 1 may have seemed like a relatively narrow measure when it was first introduced to Alaskans. But in the months since the Yes for Salmon campaign first began to circulate ballot language, it has become increasingly clear that Ballot Measure 1 is anything but narrow. If enacted, it … Read More
Today, the Alaska Policy Forum is launching a new series focused on the Outside money that is affecting policy in the state of Alaska. For too long, Outside environmental interests seeking to block resource development and our Alaskan way of life have sought to influence local, state, and federal decisions