Governor Sean Parnell today praised the Senate for passing Senate Bill 138, the governor's legislation to advance a large-diameter Alaska natural gas pipeline project. Specifically, the bill provides the framework for Alaska to become an owner in the Alaska LNG Project and move the project into the Pre-Front End Engineering and Design (Pre-FEED) stage.
"I applaud the Senate for voting today to advance the Alaska LNG Project and ensure Alaska's gas is maximized for Alaskans' benefit," Governor Parnell said. "Our legislation paves the way for Alaskans to become owners in the project and ensures an open, public process going forward. I look forward to working with the House in the coming weeks to pass our legislation on Alaska's terms and in Alaskans' interests."
Governor Parnell also expressed his appreciation to Senator Anna Fairclough for carrying the bill on the Senate floor.
"This important legislation was thoroughly vetted in committee," Governor Parnell said. "I commend these legislators for doing their due diligence and for their careful consideration of the legislation."
Senate Bill 138 now moves to the House.