DiscoverAlaska Story ProjectASP 6, former Alaska DEC Commissioner, Bill Ross
ASP 6, former Alaska DEC Commissioner, Bill Ross

ASP 6, former Alaska DEC Commissioner, Bill Ross

Update: 2020-02-12
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The socio-political landscape of Alaska.    

  • Bill relates his early journey from drug & alcohol counselor to serving as DEC commissioner.    
  • Ownership of Alaskan lands and resources: history and implications. 
  • The Hammond era, the Alaska Permanent Fund, Exxon Valdez.   
  • The socio-economic ramifications of Alaska's oil boom.    
  • Present tense:  dwindling oil, severe state budgets cuts, and the impacts of Climate Change.  
  • The push to open ANWAR, develop Pebble Mine, dramatically increase Tongass logging. 
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ASP 6, former Alaska DEC Commissioner, Bill Ross

ASP 6, former Alaska DEC Commissioner, Bill Ross

Host Dan Kowalski with former Alaskan DEC Commissioner Bill Ross