Aug 10, 2009
A special session begins today in Alaska to confirm acting Lieutenant Governor Craig Campbell to permanently fill that post.
Also on the agenda is discussion about overturning Sarah Palin’s veto of the stimulus money for weatherization and a chance for Governor Parnell to reverse the veto and accept the funds.
This is not just about saving resources by building energy efficient homes. This is about locking out the damp, cold air so people, like Ann, don’t have mold gardens growing behind their refrigerators.
Sarah Palin vetoed the funds because she perceived there would be strings attached. By now we’ve all learned to read between the lines when it comes to her perceptions.
You, Governor Parnell, have taken a bold step by petitioning Secretary Locke concerning the fishery disaster.
Here’s a chance to make a more immediate step toward improving the lives of all Alaskans.
There’s nothing wrong with zoning rules requiring energy efficiency standards adapted to Alaska’s unique climate. It makes sense to ensure homes and office buildings are tight in the first place.
It’s not a string that’s attached, it’s a good, strong cord that will last through more seasons than a flimsy piece of string.
Please accept the stimulus money and spend it wisely!