The three Chugach State Park projects that won legislative funding were chosen strategically and they survived the governor’s veto pen.
For more than 60 years, the Eklutna River north of Anchorage had been dammed up, stifling the salmon runs that fed generations of Dena’ina people in the area.
On May 5, people all across the country shared stories and pictures, and memorialized the thousands of Indigenous people who have disappeared. Later, many users reported that content they shared to their stories disappeared too.
Gov. Dunleavy said improvements in technology and decreasing costs of renewable power “open up some new and tremendous possibilities for Alaska.”
Officials say it will take years before they decide whether to add more water that could help restore salmon in the Eklutna River.