Are big energy projects the solution for Alaska’s budget crisis?

The sun sets on the Polar Pioneer in Unalaska's Broad Bay on Monday. (Photo by John Ryan, KUCB - Unalaska)
The sun sets on the Polar Pioneer in Unalaska’s Broad Bay on Monday. (Photo by John Ryan, KUCB – Unalaska)

What’s the prognosis for big energy projects in Alaska? Shell’s abandoned the Arctic and state lawmakers are about to duke it out over an expensive new natural gas line. We’ll dig into fossil fuel projects. Is the proposed gas line a real solution for the state’s budget crisis or CPR on a flailing economy?

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Mark Meyer, commissioner, DNR
  • Kara Moriarty, President/CEO, Alaska Oil & Gas Association
  • Lois Epstein, petroleum engineer/Arctic program director, Wilderness Society

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.

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