Processing Magazine

Alaska Lawmakers Propose Ditching Pipeline Plan

February 7, 2011

According to the Associated Press, Alaska lawmakers introduced legislation to abandon a centerpiece of former Gov. Sarah Palin''s administration: a state-sanctioned effort to advance a major natural gas pipeline. The measure sponsored by at least five Republican representatives underscored the impatience and skepticism that many lawmakers have expressed about the current process and a belief the state is no closer than it was several years ago to realizing the long-hoped-for line. The pipeline had been seen as a way to help shore up revenue amid declining oil production, create jobs and provide more reliable, affordable energy to Alaskans.