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My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...has focused on moving forward with a gas line and the state is working diligently...project. Apprenticeships for the gas line are a key part of that workforce development...As we prepare our workforce for the gas line, apprenticeships are more important...
Bringing LNG to the CBJ

...yet-to-be-constructed regasification plant in Sheep Creek and piped to customers throughout the city.The companies will also have to run gas lines under the city's roads in public rights of way to every home and business that they will supply, a feat that the city's...
Empire Editorial: Time to buy out TransCanada

...lawmakers convened in special session to consider whether to buy out TransCanada, the state's partner in the natural gas line megaproject known as AKLNG. Every day since Saturday has seen at least one hearing on the topic, and most have featured...
Gov. Walker nixes natural gas tax after pledge from Big Oil

...spend approximately $150 million from its Constitutional Budget Reserve in order to buy out TransCanada's stake in the gas line.The Canadian company had been promised a share of long-term pipeline revenue in exchange for paying the state's...
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My Turn: Alaska can save Calif. from drought

Well, here we go again, one more spin on the merry-go-round. As the special session is set to begin on the gas line Saturday, the lack of revenue is bound to take over the conversation. Recent developments with Shell, halting exploration...
Big Oil given extra time to pledge gas

...The Legislature is being asked to come up with money to buy out TransCanada and pay for preliminary engineering of the gas line.Lawmakers are scheduled to gavel into their special session at 11 a.m. Saturday, but work will begin even sooner...
Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...fall special session to deal with gas-line issues, but they will not be presented...TransCanada is the latest iteration of a gas line that's been seen as a way to get out of the prior, failed gas line arrangement without a messy fight...
My Turn: Test driving Alaska's fiscal model

As the Legislature meets again in special session to wrestle with gas line issues, Gov. Bill Walker's administration continues to advance its agenda of new revenue measures combined with minimal cost...
My Turn: Can Alaska afford our state government?

...authorizing any new spending on the proposed liquified natural gas line. It is obvious from the record that Alaskans have been...550 million on consultant's reports and studies on the gas line. The legislature committed $330 million on the feasibility...
Calif.'s climate fight in 11th hour "fear-mongering" ads suggesting the bill will raise gas prices and even result in rationing, harkening back to gas lines during the oil crisis of the 1970s.So far, the Brown administration and legislative leaders have shared little publicly...
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