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Gas-line group board seeks clarity on confidentiality pacts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The board of the state corporation expected to be a key player in efforts to advance a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska is trying to determine how it can operate if members do not sign confidentiality agreements.
Feds: No more false starts on Alaska gas pipeline

JUNEAU - Federal agencies are ready to work on an Alaska liquefied natural gas project but don't want another false start, state lawmakers were told Wednesday.
Heavy workload in Legislature's final week

...scheduled to adjourn from its 90-day session on Sunday, with a number of major pieces - oil taxes, budgets, an in-state gas line bill - still in play.Legislative leaders say they're on track to meet the deadline, but that will mean very...
Parnell signs oil tax, gasline bills

...should stand or be repealed.At the chamber event, Parnell signed several other bills. HB4 is intended to get an in-state gas line project to the point of knowing whether there is sufficient interest to move forward. HB129 is aimed at streamlining...
Mayors seek assurances on gas line project

...bill to help advance the project, should not receive the tax exemptions afforded the corporation for a smaller, in-state gas line project. On the issue of municipality participation, she said perhaps local governments could get access to gas...
House passes Chenault's in-state gas line bill

JUNEAU - The Alaska House has passed legislation aimed at advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline project. Monday night's 30-9 vote followed hours of debate and failed attempts led by minority Democrats to amend the bill, including to give the Regulatory Commission of Alaska authority to review and approve contracts to ensure "just and reasonable" gas costs.
Parnell lays out vision for education

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell used his State of the State address Wednesday to lay out plans to change Alaska's education system, including improving access to charter schools and giving parents more choices in where they send their kids.
Stop the nightmare, make gas pipeline a reality

Another legislative season approaches and again we find ourselves having pipe dreams.
The whole truth on Parnell

For weeks, Ethan Berkowitz has been running an ad stating that Gov. Sean Parnell has sent $500 million to Trans Canada and Exxon. This is not the whole truth. Trans Canada will receive payments from the State of Alaska but only if and when they reach specific benchmarks. The State of Alaska recently received information regarding not one, but two open seasons, and the Trans Canada line also contains elements for an in-state gas line if there are suppliers and purchasers for the gas. It has been under Gov. Parnell's continued efforts that our state has reached these important milestones. My vote will be going to the people who continue to serve our state -- Gov. Parnell and Mead Treadwell.
Keeping the lights on

...has happened at a regional or state level to develop a cohesive energy plan. Maybe we're getting closer to an in-state gas line. Maybe the Susitna dam project will get a green light. Maybe Cook Inlet explorers will find large deposits of natural...


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