ANCHORAGE, Alaska — State lawmakers will be meeting in Juneau for a second special session set tentatively on Monday.
With Alaska's Coastal Management Program set to expire in just a few days, the House and Senate said they have enough votes to call lawmakers back after agreeing on a draft bill.
“It's a good compromise that allows us to move forward with coastal zone management,” said House Speaker Mike Chenault.
In the compromised version, the Governor can only remove someone from the Coastal Management board if there's a just cause. There's also the dispute on how much weight is put on local knowledge versus scientific evidence.
Those two terms and definitions are replaced in the draft bill with the term aggregate knowledge which incorporates both: any information passed down through generations has to be consistent with scientific conclusions.