Just Answers: Where the U.S. House special election candidates stand on climate change in Alaska

8/14/2022 9:20:00 PM

To help Alaskans sort through U.S. House candidates, Alaska Public Media is asking each where they stand on the issues.

Here’s how candidates in Alaska's special U.S. House election responded, in their own words, to a question about climate change and what they would like government to do about it.

To help Alaskans sort through U.S. House candidates, Alaska Public Media is asking each where they stand on the issues.

August 12, 2022 Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share: The Apoon Pass fire, seen from the air on June 11, is the second-largest tundra fire on record in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta..Sweeney files as official write-in candidate in special US House race By - August 12, 2022 Former Trump Interior official Tara Sweeney at the memorial for Rep.Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Democrat Angela “Fitch” Fowler is running for District 36 in the Alaska House of Representatives.

Vegetation changes driven by climate warming have made the tundra more flammable, experts say.(Ryan McPherson/BLM Alaska Fire Service) To help Alaskans sort through the candidates running for the state’s sole U.Friday on Alaska News Nightly: Three people died and two were injured in a fire at a Bethel housing complex.S.Don Young’s term.House seat, we’re asking each candidate where they stand on the issues.Mike Dunleavy’s record.Here’s how they responded, in their own words, to the following question about climate change: What are your views on climate change in Alaska, and what mitigation and/or adaptation steps would you like the government to take related to climate change? Nick Begich (R): Climate variation within the Arctic has impacted Alaska in observable ways: changing fish and game migratory patterns, coastal erosion, and diminished permafrost.I’d like to see more of the people have an opportunity to have training so they could have some of those good jobs.

As we look to the future, we must ensure that federal infrastructure investments are neither a temporary solution nor an excuse for additional government agency control.Reports tonight from.S.Instead, we must focus our effort on long-term permanent infrastructure solutions that will allow for communities to continue to prosper in the face of a changing world.If properly managed, additional investments in ports, roads bridges, and rail will ensure Alaska thrives as new shipping lanes and lands open to responsible development.Sarah Palin (R): Did not respond.In a statement she said she made the decision to enter as a write-in candidate after “repeated requests from supporters asking for the option to support a candidate more closely aligned with their values and beliefs.Mary Peltola (D): Climate change is one of the most pressing crises facing our planet — and communities across Alaska are already experiencing its devastating impacts.” Fowler added, “I want to push to continue to make improvements for people no matter where they live in the district.

Severe droughts, record-breaking forest fires, increasing temperatures, melting ice and snow, species migration, decreasing salmon returns, rising sea levels, and erosion threaten the health, safety, and livelihoods of all Alaskans.Alaska is uniquely positioned to lead the world past this crisis.The candidates with their names on the ballot are Republicans Nick Begich and Sarah Palin and Democrat Mary Peltola.We are already a leader in microgrids (with over 200 around the state) – and in 2010, the Alaska legislature passed a non-binding goal to ensure 50% of our electricity is generated from renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025.We are at 31% – but with support from Congress, we can achieve our goal.In Congress, I will work to steer federal funds to local Alaskan energy projects and streamline burdensome regulatory processes that curb sustainable energy development.If the total number of write-ins ends up in first or second place in the race, then the Division will tabulate the votes for each individual write-in candidate.

I will also work to mitigate the impact of species decline by fighting to uphold protections in Section 8A of the Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act.Section 8A says that in times of shortage, the priority use of a species is subsistence for people who live closest to that resource.This is a commonsense solution that every Alaskan understands.Sweeney’s campaign has raised almost $300,000.Share this story: Alaska Public Media is our partner station in Anchorage.KTOO collaborates with partners across the state to cover important news and to share stories with our audiences.

Subscribe Get notifications about news related to the topics you care about.S.You can unsubscribe anytime.Update notifications Update the categories you’d like to receive notifications about.Breaking news.Voters will pick one candidate on that ballot and the top four vote-getters will advance to the general election in November.

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Sweeney files as official write-in candidate in special US House race - Alaska Public MediaRepublican Tara Sweeney has filed to be a write-in candidate in Tuesday’s special election to fill the remainder of late Congressman Don Young’s term.

Angela “Fitch” Fowler runs for District 36 in the Alaska HouseFowler said she is running because she wants to make sure everyone’s voice is heard.

Incumbent Mike Cronk runs for District 36 in the Alaska HouseCronk said he is running because he wants to make sure rural Alaska has a voice in Juneau.

Nate DeMars runs for Deat 34 in the Alaska HouseDeMars said he is running because with redistricting, his district needs a strong, common-sense conservative voice.

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