The federal Department of Energy announced last week that it’s ordering a supplemental environmental review of the Alaska LNG project.
A state corporation is in the middle of making another push to get a natural gas pipeline built from the North Slope to the Kenai.
Walker was joined by the man he tapped to lead the state’s gasline corporation during his administration — Keith Meyer. They are partnering with Fairbanks entrepreneur Bernie Karl and a labor union — Laborers Local 341.
Getting this approval helps make the project less risky for investors and partners to consider — because it defines the environmental impacts.
At Alaska’s state Capitol this week, there’s a lot of talk about something called “the sweep.” What is it, and why is it such a big deal this year?
It’s the first time in years that private industry in the state has pitched in money to move the gasline project forward.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission attributed the delay to the state’s gasline corporation.
That direction looks a lot like a previous version of the project: one that was led by the oil companies on the North Slope.
Auditors found that, generally, the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has followed the restrictions placed on spending the $480 million it has gotten from the state over the last eight years.
The state’s highest paid employee was fired from $45 billion gas line project today.