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AWA in the News! KTVA: Vetoes could impact Alaska's wildlife programs

AWA in the News! KTVA: Vetoes could impact Alaska's wildlife programs

Gov. Mike Dunleavy will soon announce whether he will accept the Legislature's $1,600 Permanent Fund dividend or veto it. The PFD is part of a larger budget bill aimed at restoring some of his $400 million-plus vetoes. Some of those cuts have wildlife advocates (AWA) worried about the possible impact to Alaska's wildlife programs.

AWA in the News: KTVA Changes to Endangered Species Act could impact Alaska wildlife

AWA in the News: KTVA Changes to Endangered Species Act could impact Alaska wildlife

Nicole Schmitt, Director of Programs and Development at the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, says the organization feels this is extremely short-sighted and doesn't take into consideration the long-term economic and intrinsic value of endangered wildlife in Alaska.