Representative Andy Josephson, Alaska
What motivated you to get involved with environmental issues?
A deep and abiding concern for environmental preservation, particularly but not exclusively in Alaska.
What environmental issues are you most passionate about?
Opposition to predator control. I have worked deeply to address this in the Legislature. I am constantly looking at each bill that comes before me through the prism of environmental impact.
How has NCEL helped you in your work?
I have consulted NCEL for research and information on a myriad of topics. Their annual conferences are vital to my work.
What is your greatest environmental policy success story?
In 2017, I passed a bill through the House outlawing the taking of wolves north and east of Denali National Park in Alaska. In 2018, I passed a bill through the House increasing penalties and fines for oil and non-oil product spills. Both bills died in the State Senate.