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Voices of Alaska: Thanks to Legislature for advancing gasline

...interest, then almost unanimously approved my request to exercise our option to take over Alaska's share of the gas pipeline project. This is not just a financial or contractual arrangement. It's so much more. For the first time in a long...
The latest on the special session: Legislators want to analyze buyout risk, rewards

...want to know more about the potential risks and rewards surrounding a decision on whether the state should buy out gas pipeline project partner TransCanada Corp. They also want to know how the state will pay for its share. The Legislature opened...
Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...expectations of a gas line project for Alaska," said Larry Persily, a former federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects.BP and Exxon Mobil have said a reserves tax would complicate efforts to advance the project. Legislators, in...
Senate approves TransCanada buyout

...Senate voted by a wide margin Tuesday morning to approve the state's buyout of TransCanada and advance the natural gas pipeline project known as AKLNG.After a 16-3 vote, Senate Bill 3001 moves to the House, where the House Finance Committee...
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What others say: Time to buy out TransCanada convinced that buying out TransCanada is the right thing to do and that the state is positioned to pursue a gas pipeline project.Furthermore, we believe the Legislature has served as a good watchdog thus far, and while the AGDC may have...
Gas pipeline is focus of Alaska special session

...Walker on Thursday called lawmakers into special session to kick-start stalled consideration of the Alaska natural gas pipeline project.Walker, who spent last week touting Alaska's liquefied natural gas potential to customers in Japan, is also...
What others say: Walker pulls rug from under explorers

...That night, Walker dropped another op-ed expressing his goal to pursue a parallel, expanded state-owned gas pipeline project in case the Alaska LNG Project did not proceed.Thankfully, the Legislature killed Walker's pipe dream by reappropriating...
Three contested races for borough assembly seats

...he considered himself an issues-drive candidate and was looking forward to tackling the AKLNG proposed natural gas pipeline project, the borough's potential revamp of its sales tax code and the hospital service areas. In the South Peninsula...
Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...general funds and $157 million from an in-state gas pipeline fund that Walker otherwise would use for an alternate gas pipeline project that Republican leaders have tried to restrict. Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said there would...
Walker calls joint legislative session for appointments

...majorities do not share. Walker also has until Saturday to decide whether to veto legislation passed this session that would restrict participation of a state-sponsored corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project that he has proposed.


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