Rekindling the Republican Side of Conservation

Rekindling the Republican Side of Conservation

Former Alaska State Senate President Rick Halford, a republican, speaks to the responsibility that we have to protect Bristol Bay's renewable resources in this short video.   

“Democracy way over represents the need and greed of the present; and way underrepresents the long-term future.  We are all on the same side…this is about saving the resource itself - in the last place you’ve got it on earth.”                                

 - Rick Halford

 

Former State Senate President Rick Halford is well respected for his role as a political leader in Alaska.  A popular Republican, he served for nearly 25 years in the Alaska State Legislature, with multiple terms as both Senate President and Senate majority leader.  He retired as Senate President in 2003.  He served as a Republican National Committeeman for Alaska and earned a Defender of Freedom award from the National Rifle Association.   With about 10,000 hours in the air over Alaska as a commercial pilot and big game hunting guide, Halford has a 44 -year view of Alaska's valuable renewable and nonrenewable resources.  He's an avid outdoorsman, and now dedicates his time and energy working to protect Bristol Bay. 

 

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said on Friday, March 14th, 2014

 A wonderful testimony for the concern for the environment demonstrated by a Republican leader proving that it is possible to be both a Republican, a conservative, and a conservationist.  The history of the Republican party shows the involvement Republicans have had in conservation efforts.  One could make the case that two the greatest conservation Presidents in our history were Republicans, Theodore Roosevelt (our National Park system) and Richard Nixon (the Environmental Protection Agency).  A job well done Mr. Halford!  

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said on Friday, March 14th, 2014

Bravo.  Well said, Rick!

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