HCR 25: Relating to a state materials exchange.
00HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25 01 Relating to a state materials exchange. 02 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 WHEREAS an industrial materials exchange provides for the reuse and recycling of 04 industrial materials; and 05 WHEREAS the implementation of an industrial materials exchange in the state would 06 result in significant environmental and economic benefits to the state, including resource and 07 energy conservation, protection of the environment, and reduce demands on traditional 08 methods of disposal; and 09 WHEREAS it is estimated that United States and Canadian industry annually save 10 $27,000,000 and the energy equivalent of 100,000 barrels of oil by using materials exchanges; 11 and 12 WHEREAS an Alaska materials exchange would encourage and enable Alaska 13 industry to be more efficient in its use of natural resources; and 14 WHEREAS an Alaska materials exchange would directly benefit the communities in
01 the state by extending the life of local landfills; and 02 WHEREAS an Alaska materials exchange would benefit all residents of the state by 03 reducing the cost of doing business in the state and by decreasing the effect of industry on the 04 environment; and 05 WHEREAS two companies in the Prudhoe Bay oil development community have 06 voluntarily committed their valuable resources to establish an Alaska materials exchange; and 07 WHEREAS a fully operational Alaska materials exchange could operate in the private 08 sector with little or no cost to state government; and 09 WHEREAS an Alaska materials exchange would demonstrate the value of cooperation 10 among different industries in the state and between industry and government; and 11 WHEREAS the Pollution Prevention Office in the Department of Environmental 12 Conservation has been established to foster the type of nonregulatory pollution prevention 13 partnerships represented by an Alaska materials exchange; 14 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature supports the establishment of 15 an Alaska materials exchange and encourages businesses in the state to participate in the 16 exchange; and be it 17 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the 18 Governor to direct the commissioner of environmental conservation to continue working with 19 industry to establish an Alaska materials exchange; and be it 20 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the 21 Governor to proclaim March 1994 Alaska Materials Exchange Month in order to encourage 22 participation in an Alaska materials exchange.