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For Immediate Release: August 21, 2020

Statement from Sen. President Giessel on Alaska LNG Export Approval

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ANCHORAGE – Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday authorized the Alaska LNG project to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). 

“The export authorization, signed yesterday, is another step to the reality of a gas pipeline for Alaska and America. The clean source of energy from natural gas is a game changer for our state, country and the world, as Alaska’s Arctic position is ideal to meet global demand.

“Alaska’s natural gas is also a critical component to the long-term health of our state’s economy. A successful project will provide thousands of good-paying jobs for Alaskans and diversify state and local revenue streams.

“Thank you to Frank Richards and the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation team for achieving this milestone.”

For more information, contact Senate Majority Communications Director Daniel McDonald at (907) 465-4066.

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