Chena Hot Springs owner suggests swapping PFD's for cheap fuel

Fairbanks business man and alternative energy advocate Bernie Karl is pushing a plan that would allow Alaskans to swap their Permanent Fund Dividend checks for cheap fuel.  The owner of Chena Hot Springs Resort says he was in Juneau last week talking with state legislators about the idea. Karl says the PFD money and additional funds from the state would be combined to purchase and refine oil that would be sold to Alaskans at a cut rate.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks