Protection of bodies of water to be delegated by Legislature

The state legislature may soon take a clear line of authority over designating Tier 3 or Outstanding Natural Resources Waters in Alaska, which is the highest level of protection for bodies of waters in the US. [Both the Koktuli and the Bristol Bay Watershed as a whole have been nominated in the past.] Governor Bill Walker says the consequences of Tier 3 status are too far-reaching for a state agency to have control over. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more.

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