Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Gasline Talks: Part 2: What have we committed and to whom?

Rep. Andy Josephson

In this second installment about the gasline, I would like to provide you with some basic information about some of the agreements that will allow the project concept to move forward. I have been following the gasline project very closely and will continue to pay close attention as session starts to wind down. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to offer comments on this incredibly important decision.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Gasline Talks: Part 1

Rep. Andy Josephson

As expected, the Governor’s new gas line proposal has dominated much of the discussion this session. Although the deal is far from complete, and may not ultimately be the best path forward, developing our natural gas reserves is critical to the future of our state. (Put simply, we’re running out of oil and it’s not coming back in familiar volumes—we need a replacement source of revenue!). Throughout this process, it is essential that Alaskans have access to accurate information so a beneficial and transparent deal can be negotiated on the behalf of all Alaskans.

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NEWS: House Democrats Comment on Withdrawal of Governor’s Controversial Appointee

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JUNEAU – Today, Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks), Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) released the following statements upon hearing Dennis Mandell had withdrawn his name from consideration for the Alaska Assessment Review Board after concerns were raised about his residency, his history of working for the oil industry in disputes against Alaska, and his failure to pay taxes.

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NEWS: State Helping Find New Partner for Pebble Project?

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JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) and Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) revealed statements from Northern Dynasty CEO, Ron Thiessen contradicting Governor Parnell’s stated position on that he would reserve judgment until completion of the permitting process for the Pebble Mine.

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