Tell AIDEA to Stay Out of the West Su!
Please sign our letter to Governor Dunleavy and the Alaska Legislature asking them to stop supporting AIDEA's West Su Industrial Corridor.
Governor Dunleavy and Alaska State Legislators,
I urge you not to support AIDEA’s proposed West Susitna Access Industrial Corridor. The project timeline has been fast-tracked and AIDEA lacks answers to even basic questions.
As was shown in the Mat-Su Borough's own outreach in 2022, the public does not support this road. More than 75% of people in the Mat-Su Borough do not support the project either as a public or private corridor.*
Before spending more money on another road the state won’t maintain with highly questionable, unproven economic benefits, Alaskans believe our money should be spent on projects that will benefit all Alaskans and our own small businesses – not a junior Australian mining company.
Our established Mat-Su industries of hunting, fishing, recreation, and the businesses they sustain build vibrant communities that support a unique, Alaskan way of life. This industrial corridor would hurt our communities and vital rural economies of the Mat-Su.
Alaska state funds should be spent to benefit Alaskans—not building another AIDEA boondoggle.Direct AIDEA to spend their time and money on projects that Alaskans need, not on destroying economically valuable and irreplaceable fish and wildlife habitat that provides food for our families and money in our pockets. .
* Yehle & Associates LLC on behalf of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, "West Susitna Access Road Public Engagement Project: Comment & Outreach," April 15, 2022.