The Future Of Alaska’s LNG Pipeline Project

Larry Persily on Alaska Edition, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)
Larry Persily on Alaska Edition, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)

As the Federal Coordinator’s office for an Alaska North Slope LNG pipeline prepares to close its doors, we take a look at the history of the office, the current state of proposed Alaska LNG pipelines and the outlook on the future of the project.

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Larry Persily, federal coordinator, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska’s Gas Line

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 10 at 4:30 p.m.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.