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Friday, May 16, 2008

AAMS Comments on Dropped Appeal of CW1 Initiative

(ANCHORAGE) – “Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown (AAMS) welcomes the news that the proponents of the anti-mining initiative have dropped their Supreme Court legal appeal on CW1 and are now trying to remove their proposal from the ballot,” said Willis Lyford, campaign director. “Our coalition of concerned Alaskans has maintained all along that this measure was drastic, deceptive and would have had devastating consequences on the mining industry in Alaska.

“It is troubling that the anti-mining proponents have wasted the time and resources of the courts and Alaska citizens while the proponents gradually come to recognize the mistakes and dangerous consequences of one of their many proposals. At first, they claimed their proposal didn’t attempt to shutdown the industry. Then they ran advertising attacking existing mines. Now, they are backing away from their own proposal.

“We do hope the proponents of the remaining initiative, CW3, will not resort to the same misleading and irresponsible tactics as they embraced in advocating for CW1.

“We anticipate that the Supreme Court appeals slated for June will help give clarity on the remaining initiative so the voters of Alaska can make informed choices in August,” said Lyford.

AAMS is a statewide coalition of thousands of concerned citizens and bipartisan organizations who oppose the anti-mining initiatives. To learn more about AAMS, visit our website at

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