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      October 18, 2018

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      625 C Street
      Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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      Cook Inlet Historical Society: The Ebb and Flow of Alaska’s Environmental Policy and Moving Beyond Oil.

      10/18/2018

      7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18auditorium

      Using laws passed in 1990 as the high mark, Kate Troll provides an insider's view of the roller coaster ride that environmental protection has been on in Alaska. The roller coaster ride continues to this day as exemplified in the dueling Stand for Salmon and Stand for Alaska campaigns. Troll, in her historical overview, explores the role of gubernatorial leadership and outside events in shaping Alaska's overall track record on environmental and habitat protection measures. Then shifting gears, Ms. Troll examines the open question of whether or not Alaska is capable of moving beyond a notable economic dependence on oil and gas. The context for exploring this question is be global climate change and the growing clean energy economy. Kate Troll has more than 22 years of experience in climate and energy policy, fisheries and coastal management. From being the executive director of United Fishermen of Alaska to serving in elected local office, Troll has held several leadership roles. Whether it's forest practices or dealing with salmon farming, she's been in the trenches lobbying for resource protection. On the climate front, Troll was appointed by Gov. Palin to serve on the Alaska Climate Mitigation Advisory Board, and was the only Alaskan invited to participate in Gov. Schwarzenegger’s 2008 Global Climate Summit. In the past six years she's been a regular columnist for the Anchorage Daily News and Juneau Empire and as such, has written numerous articles on the subjects of climate change and Alaska's future. Troll recently published a creative non-fiction entitled, "The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World." Free; use the museum’s 7th Avenue entrance.

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