Bristol Bay fishermen and conservationists are protesting a 2-day workshop being held in Anchorage to discuss the logistics of drilling for oil in the eastern Bering Sea. It’s 23-member panel was gathered by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and the Alaska Sea Grant Program. But protesters say conservation and subsistence groups have been purposely excluded from the sessions. And they claim it’s because a major oil company is helping the University system fund the panel.
David Shurtleff, APRN – Anchorage