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Empire Editorial: Time to buy out TransCanada

...since 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...
My Turn: Can Alaska afford our state government?

The State of Alaska must be very careful in authorizing any new spending on the proposed liquified natural gas line. It is obvious from the record that Alaskans have been chasing every gas-filled rainbow appearing on the horizon.From about...
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

...tens of thousands of state employee jobs, Alaska's natural gas line project and public programs could face the axe when...accompanying, crippling state taxes, I have a fully funded natural gas line to sell them. HB 2002 would be politically expedient...
Feds propose more safety valves for gas lines

...going back decades that could have been avoided.The Transportation Department proposal would cover new or replaced natural gas lines serving multi-family dwellings, small businesses and homes not already covered under a 2009 mandate.The National...
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State corp. to buy gas company for $52M

...of its development finance program. The purchase will happen as the state plans to build a large-scale liquefied natural gas line. "This is an important first step in a long overdue journey to significantly reduce the cost of energy in Interior...
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...a more pressing need than, say, doing something about high energy prices in the Interior and rural communities? Natural gas line projects could provide a big payoff both in revenue, jobs and affordable energy for the state, but low oil prices...
My Turn: Can two gasline plans coexist?

...the benefit of the doubt, we still can assess at least some initial hard truths about a 100 percent, state-owned natural gas line.Will the gas be reliable?No. If the three major producers are not involved, it is not clear where the gas will...
Keynote: A big slice of the renewable energy pie

...projects for areas with high energy costs, especially those that won't be directly affected by the completion of a natural gas line.Southeast Alaska communities have capitalized on these funds at a rate greater than any other region, perhaps because...
State | Local | AK legislature
Lawmakers to discuss LNG bill this week

...three times this week in an attempt to grasp the intricate details of a bill that aims to keep Alaska's liquefied natural gas line project moving forward.Senators on the Senate Resources Committee discussed SB138 for the first time Friday, and...
Kerttula accepts Stanford fellowship

...leaving the Legislature at a time when heavy-hitting topics like shrinking state revenues, a state equity in a natural gas line, and education funding and policy are expected to take center stage. Kerttula said she feels confident that despite...
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