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Alaska editorial: Governor deserves praise for his efforts

...bring us closer than ever to seeing that gas line dream come true. So despite the flaws in the proposed oil tax and gas line deal and some unfortunate public policy calls along the way, Gov. Murkowski deserves some credit. He is pushing for action...
Alaska Editorial: Gas line supporters need public support

...hearings this month will help him determine when to call lawmakers back to work for another special session on the gas line deal. But it will take more than statewide hearings, PowerPoint presentations, chambers of commerce speakers and positive...
Alaska Editorial: 'All-Alaska' gas line economics don't add up

...except that it sounds good. OK, some prefer the LNG proposal because they don't trust Gov. Frank Murkowski and the gas line deal he negotiated with the major North Slope producers. Then criticize the players, not the project. LNG is not the...
Alaska editorial: Governor's gas tax plan could backfire

...the tax is not a good idea and is not going to help get the gas line built. Winning legislative approval for a fair gas line deal before the election would be the best way to show Alaskans the punitive tax is not needed. But it doesn't look like...
Alaska editorial: Gas line deal should be decided by voters

It's up to Alaskans to act. The Alaska Legislature won't.
Murkowski heads to pipeline talks

...three largest North Slope oil companies. The face-to-face talks come as a deadline nears for Murkowski to strike a gas line deal in time for the Legislature consider a contract in a special session this fall. "We're starting to push up against...
Gov. Murkowski's gas-line timetable unlikely to happen

...opponent was quick to criticize the governor. "To blame a hurricane for the failure of this administration to get a gas line deal over the last three years and particularly over the last year is just silly," said Rep. Eric Croft, D-Anchorage...
Race is on to lead Alaska shaping the Republican field, Shepro said. "I don't think anything is going to break loose until somehow the gas line deal is approved, and there's reaction to that. Or if he announces he's not going to run," Shepro said.
Irwin acted with integrity

...about the governor's so-called gas line "deal" are spot on. The memo was copied...fired on the spot. The so-called gas line deal that the governor announced last...R-Illinois, presses BP and Exxon for a gas line deal and refers to them as the "owners...
Alaska editorial: Vote 'No' on ballot measures on Tuesday least to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, but others are far more current. No one wants to give away the farm as a gas line deal is negotiated. But if Alaskans really desire a gas line, Ballot Measure 2 is not the way to get it built.


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