Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) Over 50,000 signatures were presented to the Alaska Division of Elections Office this week by the group, Yes for Salmon.
The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports the signatures collected by the nonprofit group Stand for Salmon were presented Tuesday morning. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott the ballot initiative in September but his ruling was appealed and overturned by the Alaska Supreme Court. Oral arguments in that case are set for April.
Many industrial groups oppose the ballot initiative. The Bristol Bay Native Corp. this week revised its stance from opposed to neutral.