‘Years of hard work and collaboration between public and private partners led to today’s EIS’

JUNEAU – The Alaska LNG Project today cleared a significant regulatory hurdle as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) published a final Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for the project, setting up a final order for Alaska LNG this summer.

Alaska LNG is a longstanding effort of the State of Alaska and industry partners to commercialize the North Slope’s vast natural gas reserves, something the project would achieve with an 807-mile, 42-inch pipeline and a new gas treatment plant. The EIS reflects six years of public input, engineering, science-based environmental research, and cultural resource studies which assesses more than 150,000 pages of data.

The House Resources Committee co-chairs released the following joint statement on today’s news:

“There is a long way to go before Alaskans will finally enjoy the benefits of commercialized North Slope gas. Today’s development, however, is a major regulatory milestone that is the culmination of significant private and public investment over the past several years. We applaud the hard work and collaboration that went into this achievement and hope that we will receive good news this summer about the viability of Alaska LNG.”

Reps. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and John Lincoln (I-Kotzebue)

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