Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
Diane Benson has been hired to promote a gas line from the North Slope to Fairbanks. The Democrat, who ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor last fall, is the new Public Relations Director for the Fairbanks Pipeline Company, which has proposed the project. Benson says the job is in line with her desire to see state residents benefit from Alaskan resources.
Benson and gubernatorial candidate Ethan Berkowitz advocated for Alaskan investment in a gas line during their bid for office. She says the Fairbanks Pipeline Company would allow Alaskans to buy shares in their gas line project.
The company’s proposed 12-inch diameter pipeline is designed to provide gas to fuel the Fairbanks area’s large consumers like Golden Valley Electric, Eielson Air Force Base and Alyeska.
Benson says there’s a bill in the legislature that would allow state participation in the Fairbanks gas line project.
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