One good way to give the proposed North Slope gas pipeline project a much-needed vetting would be to elect Mike Dunleavy as Alaska’s governor.
Dunleavy’s approach to the gas pipeline plan has been cautious, an approach that has been sadly missing ever since Gov. Bill Walker jumped on its bandwagon.
Walker jumped on that wagon very early. Back in the days when industry was looking at building a 1,700-mile pipeline from the North Slope to the Lower 48, Walker was campaigning for the state of Alaska to build it. That 1,700-mile line, estimated to cost $26 billion, would have involved new pipeline from Alaska to Alberta where it would link up with existing lines to U.S. markets.