Alaska is laying claim to a sliver of what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service thinks is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge along the northwest boundary of the refuge. The state is citing a defect in the federal agency’s interpretation of the refuge boundary. The Fish and Wildlife Service administers ANWR.
Independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker says he supports the gas pipeline planning efforts now underway, although he is unhappy there is not more transparency about the deal and skeptical of ExxonMobil’s lead management role in the project. Walker, a longtime Republican who dropped his party affiliation and accepted former Democrat governor nominee Byron Mallott as his lieutenant governor running mate in his bid to unseat incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, said he would reserve judgment on the final deal until he learns the details.
Could the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge be a model for other businesses in other areas of the state without coveted natural gas infrastructure? The liquefied natural gas supplier to CIRI Alaska Tourism’s expansive luxury resort thinks so.
NIKISKI — Several reporters and industry representatives from ExxonMobil and the Alaska LNG Project visited the Kenai Peninsula Oct. 9 during a showcase of the research projects currently underway to determine whether Nikiski is a viable site for the terminus of a massive energy project.