For more than 40 years, the state has tried, and failed, to bring natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope to market.
In all, there have been at least 10 different versions of the pipeline mega-project. And not one has come close to breaking ground.
This week, Alaska’s Energy Desk is examining some of the reasons why the state has struck out.
Check out the five-part series below:
- Air traffic controllers in Yellowknife, Canada, joined in a widespread, pizza-based act of goodwill recently as the U.S. federal employees’ unpaid payday came and went.
- Alaska’s attorney general and two of the state’s congressional lawmakers are calling on a federal appeals court to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act. A U.S. district court judge struck the law down in October.
- A new Blood Bank of Alaska location celebrated its grand opening Thursday in Juneau. The region has been served by mobile blood donation facilities in the past, but this is the first permanent center in years.
- On Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service notified objectors of a proposed timber sale about a public meeting in Klawock. By Thursday, the meeting was canceled. But some groups are wondering why this work is happening now at all.