Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce casts doubt on LNG project
Kat Sorenson, The Peninsula Clarion, February 10, 2019
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce joins an Alaska energy expert in casting doubt on the proposed Nikiski LNG pipeline. At Friday’s Seward Chamber of Commerce meeting, Pierce said he agreed with Larry Persily, former federal official for Alaska gas pipeline projects and chief of staff for former borough mayor Mike Navarre, who said last week that there is “no possible way” that the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation would make a final investment decision by the end of 2019.
Hearing concludes regarding French’s fate at head of state oil and gas watchdog agency
Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk, February 8, 2019
A three-day public hearing ended Friday regarding Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s bid to remove Hollis French from his position as chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. According to a letter from the governor’s office obtained Thursday by Alaska Public Media, there are five charges against French, described as follows: “chronic, unexcused absenteeism,” “browbeating fellow commissioners,” “publicly undermining the work of AOGCC,” “security breaches” and “failure to perform routine AOGCC work.”
Our Take: You had us at “chronic, unexcused absenteeism…”