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Alaska Senate passes $2.2B capital budget

...than that approved by lawmakers last session, according to information provided by the Legislative Finance Division.Lois Epstein, Arctic program director for The Wilderness Society, said in a statement that it was now up to the House to "show...
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State studying ways to link Ketchikan, Gravina Island

...are the roads to Umiat, Nome and Ambler, which supporters say will help improve access for resource development.Lois Epstein, an engineer who has followed the Gravina project and works on Arctic transportation issues for The Wilderness Society...
Advances could prevent future problems

...with enormous implications not only for them but also for customers and other oil companies that use the line," said Lois Epstein, senior engineer with Cook Inletkeeper, a conservation advocacy group. One side of the Prudhoe Bay oil field will...
Knik Arm Bridge project goes forward

...project's environmental review by Dec. 20. In doing so, it also approved construction of 19 miles of access roads. Lois Epstein - a member of Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions, an advisory committee on Anchorage's long-term...
Juneau Road costs keep climbing

...significant increase quickly drew critics taking shots at the project. "This is potentially a black hole for money," said Lois Epstein of the Alaska Transportation Priorities Project, which has long questioned the project's economics. Rep. Cathy Muñoz...
Juneau Road project moves into new realm

...the new regulations are development of a project management plan and more federal involvement in the project, said Lois Epstein of the Alaska Transportation Priorities Project. "They're going to be scrutinizing the management, and scrutinizing...
$3B road to Nome debated at public hearings

...from one resource deposit to the next. There's no financial plan in place to pay the $2.7 billion bill, said Lois Epstein, an engineer and longtime transportation watchdog. "We have to think long and hard about funding this project...
Delegation holds BP operations hearing

...upgraded. "The one thing I was concerned about today is that they didn't have enough diverse voices at the hearing," Lois Epstein, a senior engineer with the group, said after the session. "I would have liked to have seen an independent agency...
New poll riles advocates of Juneau road

...followed national poll standards. "If you disagree with the results, you always criticize the methodology," she said. Lois Epstein, director of the Alaska Transportation Priorities Project, said the questions were presented in a "realistic" way...
Is bridge's fate connected to road?

...mistake for a governor to allow the Juneau road-ferry combination project to go forward," said highway opponent Lois Epstein of the Alaska Transportation Priorities Project. The amount of money freed up in Ketchikan, even if spent entirely...


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