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My turn: Pipeline pitfalls plentiful as state takes on larger role

...the company, known as AlPetCo, closed its doors and walked away, owing the state nearly $60 million.? Gov. Wally Hickel used private money to fund Yukon Pacific, but the line was not built and its investors lost money.? The state made...
Sitka water exports get attention in California

...southern California's urban areas is about a half-cent per gallon.In the 1980s and early 1990s, Alaska Gov. Wally Hickel proposed a plastic undersea pipeline to deliver vast quantities of fresh water from Alaska to California.The idea...
Slack Tide: When the going gets tough, the tough muck out the garage

...forward to... which reminds me, I still need to figure out my costume (this year, I'm either going as Wally Hickel or Sexy Wally Hickel). And, of course, nothing pairs with dreariness like French fries. Damn, that's a good combo.But...
My Turn: It's time for Alaska to drive its destiny

...began to flow.Similarly, with my legislation, the taxes would only be paid if the gas is not shipped.Former Gov. Wally Hickel famously told those who then held leases on the North Slope, "You drill or I will!" They drilled, and because of...
My Turn: My high-level talks on Air Force One

...let anyone stand in your way of getting that done," President Obama said. It's the same directive the late Gov. Wally Hickel gave me five years ago, shortly before he passed away.The President offered to help, and I told him I would be calling...
My Turn: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

...For many years, Alaska governors maintained Alaska hire requirements for public projects. From independent Gov. Wally Hickel to Democrat Tony Knowles to Republicans Frank Murkowski and Sarah Palin, our governors agreed that Alaska tax dollars...
More than just Seward should be honored with statues

...President of Alaska's Constitutional Convention, first governor, architect and builder of Alaska's state government; Wally Hickel, businessman, second governor, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior who worked with Alaska Natives to clear the...
My Turn: Avoiding the Crisis

...we can expect going forward before our CBR savings run out, no matter how much the Legislature and governor cut. As Wally Hickel once pointed out, we cannot cut our way to prosperity. Yet, as we have seen, after 2004-2006 the cost of state...
Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...match government's current size.There are two major issues with that approach. The first is math: as former Gov. Wally Hickel said, "you can't cut your way to prosperity," and with a deficit of the size Alaska currently faces, you can't...
My Turn: In Alaska, a big decision looms

...liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Alaska, and this is not a new issue for the Institute of the North. Our founder, Gov. Wally Hickel, was passionate about gas development in Alaska and for much of his career pushed for the construction of a natural...


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