Later this month, state lawmakers will convene for their third special session of the year — this time to discuss the Alaska LNG project. That’s the proposal for a massive pipeline to bring natural gas from the North Slope to Nikiski for export.
But with just two weeks to go, lawmakers have yet to see the legislation they’ll be discussing – Governor Bill Walker hasn’t released it.
“What’s going on? How did we get here?”
Those were the questions posed by House Speaker Mike Chenault in an op-ed published in the Alaska Dispatch News this past weekend. He complained that Gov. Walker called the legislature into special session without making clear what, exactly, they’ll be there to talk about.
And that, he said, is a problem for the Alaska LNG project.
“Indecisiveness causes delays, and delays have a way of killing projects like this,” Chenault said, speaking later to APRN.