Like most other Alaskans, I wanted a gas pipeline yesterday. As Lieutenant Governor, I would work with the Governor and the Legislature to set permitting, taxes and royalty policies that will help our gas be competitive in global markets.
I've learned in business that no project works without a buyer and a seller making a deal. Everything else is icing on the cake. In 40 years, with literally billions of dollars spent by various companies trying to get a pipeline, we still haven't seen a deal, and that's what I'm focused on. Four competing projects are spending money now to try again. We should aggressively pursue customers in every market, until we have a deal that works.