Former gov steps in to smooth-over potential diplomatic issue

...symbolic. A previous MOU signed by the state with the Alaska Gasline Port Authority was signed by state commissioners Tom Irwin of DNR and Pat Galvin of the Department of Revenue.However, the MOU offered REI enough encouragement that the company...
Irwin acted with integrity

Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is a hero. He demonstrated tremendous personal integrity by authoring the memo in the first place, and the thorough and intelligent...
Commissioner loses job over gas contract

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is out of a job and six of his top staffers are resigning following an e-mail Irwin sent to the attorney general last week criticizing...
Lawmakers promise tough review process for pipeline contract

FAIRBANKS - Former Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is likely to be called to testify before the Legislature next year in what lawmakers vow will be a rigorous review of the natural...
Alaska Digest

State is silent on Irwin's job status JUNEAU - State Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin said he still has his job despite writing a memo criticizing state concessions in Gov. Frank Murkowski's negotiations over a...
Governor's arrogance

...Gov. Frank Murkowski showed his arrogance once again. His actions against Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin silenced any dissension within his cabinet. Yes, sir, this is how we do things in Washington, Alaskans. Dare to raise...
Republican leaders say they opposed Irwin ouster

...Republican leaders in the Legislature said they tried to convince Gov. Frank Murkowski not to drop state Natural Commissioner Tom Irwin after he questioned a gasline contract proposal from the state. They said the Republican governor's decision to ignore...
State responds to Irwin's questions

...Marquez responded Thursday to legal questions about a gas line contract that Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin asked last week. In Irwin's critique, which led to him leaving office, he said he was concerned about the legality...
Irwin falls out of public view

...potentially damaging memo questioning the legality of the state's gas pipeline negotiations, Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is nowhere to be found. The commissioner is on leave, a receptionist at the Department of Natural Resources said. Department...
Industry lauds new head of resources

...praised by the industry and panned by environmentalists. Tom Irwin, a former executive with Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc...Bacsujlaky of the Alaska Environmental Center. "And now Tom Irwin sort of legitimizes that." Bacsujlaky was part of a...


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