Gov. Bill Walker on Wednesday said the State of Alaska will do everything in “our power to protect Alaska’s State rights.”
He was referring narrowly to State rights. Walker expressed frustration with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in what is now a legendary hunting access case in Alaska that has gone on for more than a decade.
The court decision was so stunning in its overreach that even Alaska’s usually appeasing governor had to object to the newly expanded federal authority over the State’s navigable waters that run in and around national parks and refuges in Interior Alaska.