By Paul Jenkins
Alaskans right about now should be demanding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yank the plug on the state’s proposed $45 billion liquefied natural gas project.
The massive undertaking’s fate is pending before that panel, which could kill it by refusing to issue necessary authorizations. Alaskans should call for a halt in its environmental review process — governed by the National Energy Policy Act, the same as, say, the proposed Pebble Mine project’s process.
The Alaska LNG Project, abandoned by the North Slope’s top producers as unfeasable, would move Alaska gas 800 miles from the North Slope to a liquefaction plant in Nikiski for processing and shipment to Asian markets.