Governor Bill Walker tonight will brief the Alaska Legislature on a deal he has struck with the Communist Chinese. The details of the meeting were embargoed, but press was sent an advisory about a media briefing to take place following the meeting with the Legislature, and a press release was posted this evening.
At 8:30 pm, legislators began filing to the Third Floor of the Capitol, where they are to meet in the Governor’s conference room to hear the briefing from the governor, who will conference in from China. There was secrecy around the meeting, which will not be televised to the public.
China state-controlled television pegged the LNG deal at $43 billion, about what the low estimate is for the cost of building the project.