One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker

A Note From Gov. Walker…
Fellow Alaskan –

This week, I joined Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young at the Department of Interior to witness the signing of the King Cove land transfer, by Secretary Ryan Zinke and Della Trumble of King Cove Native Corporation. This land transfer will allow a single-lane gravel road to be built and connect King Cove residents to nearby Cold Bay and have reliable access to the medivac capabilities there.

While in Washington D.C., I attended the swearing in of former Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash as Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management of the Department of Interior.

Forward momentum continues on the Alaska LNG project and this week was no exception. Bank of China, one of the signers on the Joint Development Agreement, was in Alaska this week and reconfirmed serious interest in the project. Additionally, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation responded to the 801 questions requested by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) within six months. Completion of the response will allow FERC to complete analysis and soon publish a schedule for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Finally, AGDC appeared before House Resources this week, and committee members stated they remain “cautiously optimistic” about the project.
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