Kate Troll

Kate Troll

Kate Troll is a former member of the Ketchikan and Juneau borough assemblies. She has more than 22 years of experience in fisheries, coastal management and climate and energy policy. She is the former executive director of United Fishermen of Alaska and Alaska Conservation Alliance. She is also the author of two books on environmental matters.

Vic Fischer, the last surviving author of Alaska's constitution, sits with wife Jane Anvik and listens to U.S. Senate candidates speak at the Oct. 22, 2022, forum at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Vic Fischer at 99 still makes an imprint on Alaska

By: - May 13, 2023

I recently had the privilege of hanging out with former state Sen. Vic Fischer. When people learn his age he’s often asked what’s your secret to a happy long life. Without hesitation, Vic answers, “Love, family and a sense of purpose.” Then he adds, “But there are few more insights I can share. If you […]

A snow-covered Alaska is seen from space in this November 2001 photo from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on a NASA satellite. (NASA/GSFC photo)

Alaska’s environmental standards are not some of the best

By: and - February 3, 2023

Readers of the Alaska Beacon know that Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s tough remarks about flaring made during his State of the State speech were basically nothing but hot air.  This seems to be a pattern.  In a recent op-ed Dunleavy promised that Alaska has “some of the toughest environmental standards in the world,” but offered no […]