The Alaska Public Offices Commission ruled tonight that the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Web site on Ballot Measure 4 has to come down, according to one of the attorneys involved.
The agency has until 2 p.m. on Friday to reach an agreement with Measure 4 proponents on "a Web site that is neutral," said the attorney, Scott Kendall, representing Brian Kraft, the Bristol Bay lodge owner who filed the complaint.
If not, the Web site has to stay down permanently, he said.
APOC also said that no state official should criticize Measure 4 publicly, he said.
Also, APOC contested DNR's claim on the Web site that Measure 4 would apply to existing mines, he said.
A written ruling is expected tomorrow.