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NEWS: Rep. Gruenberg to Attend New Cook Inlet Rescue Boat Christening

Securing funds for new fire department vessel part of commitment to public safety

Today at 3:00 p.m., Representative Max Gruenberg will attend the ceremony to christen the new Anchorage Fire Department rescue boat. Rep. Gruenberg secured $260,000 in the FY 2012 capital budget for the vessel so that the Anchorage Fire Department will have a safer, more effective rescue boat to respond to commercial and recreational emergencies in upper Cook Inlet. In holding with tradition, Rep. Gruenberg’s wife, Kayla Epstein, will christen the boat at the downtown small boat launch near the mouth of Ship Creek at the end of Western Drive.

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NEWS: Rep. Petersen Comments on Resolution of Cook Inlet Gas Dispute

Legislator pleased, but wants future guarantees that Alaskan gas goes to Alaskans first

Today, Representative Pete Petersen (D-Anchorage) released the following statement upon news that the Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska (CINGSA) and Marathon Oil Company have resolved their dispute over gas supplies for the Kenai gas storage facility.

“I’m pleased that Marathon and CINGSA resolved their dispute, but this whole issue shows how important it is that we have guarantees that Alaskan gas goes to Alaskans first,” said Rep. Petersen. “It’s important Alaskans have firm commitments that our gas will be there to meet our energy needs first so we can grow local businesses and plan household budgets with confidence.”

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NEWS: Democrats: Local Gas First

Legislators repeat call for binding commitment to meet local needs before exporting Cook Inlet gas

JUNEAU – Today, seven Democratic legislators in the Alaska Legislature called on the governor to require binding commitments to meet local gas needs before a producer exports Cook Inlet gas as a condition of state support for the producer’s federal export license application.

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NEWS: House Democrats Laud Successful Cook Inlet Lease Sale

Today, four members of the House Democratic Caucus said that today’s successful Cook Inlet lease sale was another reason for Alaskans to be optimistic about Alaska’s ability to meet long-term local energy needs with Alaskan gas.

“The industry’s renewed interest in Cook Inlet is not surprising given the incentives we’ve put in place and the real potential to find large amounts of untapped oil and gas,” said Representative Pete Petersen (D-Anchorage). “It shows they think there’s a lot of gas there, and that they’re willing to produce it. That’s good news for Alaska’s energy future.”

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