Reporter’s roundtable: Energy in Alaska

Alaska had some important visitors this week along with a few major announcements. Federal Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Senator Lisa Murkowski led an entourage of Washington, DC officials to Bethel and Oscarville to see firsthand the energy challenges faced by Alaska’s rural residents. State Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers announced his retirement on Tuesday and on Wednesday, Governor Walker announced some important changes regarding the Alaska LNG line.

On this week’s Alaska Edition we discuss energy in Alaska, where bush residents have not seen prices drop for gasoline or diesel fuel, even though gas is a little more than $2 a gallon in Anchorage.

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HOST: Ellen Lockyer

GUESTS:

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, Feb. 19, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 20, at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 20, at 6:00 p.m.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone. Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen

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