Letters to the Editor

Letter: Don’t overtax oil

I moved to Alaska when I was two years old. I’ve lived here for 32 years, and I grew up in an oil household. My father supported my three sisters and I with the company job he held for many years. Following in his footsteps, I am now working for the state I love the best way I know how – by working in the industry that has carried us on its back for so long. I am proud of the work my company does here. I am proud of their environmental stewardship, of their community support, and of the great investments they have made in Alaska.

I want to see us thrive as a state and continuously get stronger, but if Ballot Measure 1 passes, that is not going to happen. It baffles me that everything we have worked so hard for can be taken away with a simple ballot measure, but here we are. As you make your way to the polls, I am asking my fellow Alaskans to vote no on Ballot Measure 1. Alaska has come too far to get kicked to the curb.

Megan McKay


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