Governor Backs Railroad’s Developing Gas Line to North Slope

Governor Sean Parnell said on Thursday he supports a bill that would make the Alaska Railroad responsible for developing an in-stategas line from the North Slope. In a letter to Senate Resources Co-Chair Anchorage Republican Lesil McGuire Parnell said he supports the gasline project that TransCanada and Exxon are working on under a state license.   But he also says the state should not limit its “options by picking only one path that may or may not lead to a project.”  McGuire told the Resources committee that the Railroad has the people and the ability to take over the job – and something needs to be done quickly to provide gas to the railbelt.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

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