Gov. Parnell responds to Bill Walker comments on AK LNG
Governor Sean Parnell made a response to comments made by Bill Walker regarding the Alaska LNG project.
“It’s disappointing that Bill Walker would jeopardize the historic progress we have made on a natural gas pipeline project,” Governor Parnell said. “What message is Bill sending to the thousands of Alaskans working to advance the AK LNG Project at Pt. Thomson and the hundreds more working across the Interior on engineering and design? Bill should stop putting politics before Alaska jobs and energy security.”
In an interview with the Associated Press, Bill Walker claimed that the AK LNG project is “fatally flawed,” and that he might pull the plug on the project if elected.
“Under my leadership as governor, investors and our potential partners should know that I’ll defend our participation in the AK LNG Project and continue to support the jobs and investment it is generating across our state,” Governor Parnell continued. “Alaska has never been more in control of its own destiny than through the structure of the AK LNG Project.”
Just last week, Alaska signed an agreement with Japan, a potential LNG buyer, to explore a stronger partnership. The AK LNG project also met major milestones earlier this month by submitting applications for key federal permits.
Press Release, September 17, 2014; Image: gov.alaska.gov