Make Your Voice Heard - Send a letter to Alaska's Representatives!
The US Navy wants to conduct military training activities in the Gulf of Alaska to “achieve and maintain military readiness.” (Source www.goaeis.com). The Navy has received authorization to conduct their trainings in the Gulf of Alaska from 2017 - 2022.
Coastal communities, tribal villages and fishing groups have concerns about where and when the Navy trains. We are asking that the Navy move their trainings farther offshore and to a time year that does not interfere with primary fishing seasons.
The Navy uses active and passive sonar for submarine exercises, plus a wide variety of live weapons and explosives. This area is vital habitat for many species of marine life including whales and salmon. The water here supports the most sustainable and economically valuable fisheries left in the USA.
These trainings set a dangerous precedent for unchecked military expansion in the most pristine waters left on earth.
Please send the letter below to let State of Alaska leaders know that you want the Navy to move farther offshore and limit their trainings to the fall months in the Gulf of Alaska.
Your letter will be sent to:
- Alaska Governor Bill Walker
- Alaska Lt. Governor Byron Mallott
- Senators Lisa Murkowski & Dan Sullivan