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Al Barrette’s nomination rejected by Alaska State Legislature

[large thumbnail url=”al-barrettes-nomination-rejected-by-alaska-state-legislature” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”al-barrettes-nomination-rejected-by-alaska-state-legislature” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] April 9, 2010 was a victory for scientifically influenced wildlife management as Al Barrette, nominated to serve on the Alaska Board of Game, had his appointment rejected by the Alaska State Legislature.

Barrette was nominated for the appointment by Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, but when faced with confirmation by the state Legislature on April 9, his nomination was denied with a 10-9 vote in the senate and 21-18 in the house.

Governor Parnell’s reaction was one of disappointment.

“While I am disappointed that the Legislature failed to confirm Al Barrette for the Board of Game, I remain committed to selecting nominees who will ensure that there is abundant wildlife for Alaska families to depend upon it.” Gov. Parnell said in a statement in response to the vote.

Defenders of Wildlife released the following statement:

“This is a clear signal that Alaskans across the state are tired of extreme special interests running the show when it comes to wildlife management,” said Defenders of Wildlife Alaska Representative, Theresa Spang. “Governor Parnell clearly made an inappropriate choice when he nominated Al Barrette to the Board. From now on, we urge Governor Parnell to listen to the many and growing voices demanding diversity on the Board of Game so our wildlife is managed in a way that benefits all Alaskans.”

Gov. Parnell must now select a new nominee – which must then be confirmed in another set of votes by the Legislature.

Why did Barrette’s nomination get rejected?

Reading this story may give some insight.

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