Alaska officials reject ballot measure settlement
JUNEAU, Alaska: Last week Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) rejected a $35,000 settlement regarding the Alaska Clean Water Act (2008). During a hearing held on that day, the attorney for the Pebble Partnership criticized the settlement, calling it a “slap on the wrist” and would not be a good message for future violators. Earlier this year, the Pebble Partnership and the Resource Development Council filed a complaint with APOC claiming that Bob Gillam, an Anchorage financial manager, broke the law in hiding his contributions from voters, regarding the Clean Water measure. Gillam and three associated advocacy groups denied the claims.