default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Consensus needed: Governor encourages Fairbanks to pick a project

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:19 am | Updated: 4:16 pm, Fri Jan 25, 2013.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial

In calling for meetings with local companies on natural gas projects, Gov. Sean Parnell is inserting himself into a situation where he can use the power of his office to make a real difference.

The widespread hope in Fairbanks is that the state will commit a significant sum to help expand natural gas infrastructure and natural gas processing facilities. That’s not going to happen until we get closer to a consensus on how to help consumers.

In a letter to the Golden Valley Electric Association, Fairbanks Natural Gas, Flint Hills and the Fairbanks Economic Development Corp., Parnell said Fairbanks needs a “unified front to resolve Fairbanks and Interior energy needs.”

He has asked for meetings in October individually with the groups or collectively to settle on a natural gas solution for Fairbanks.

As the most powerful elected official in the state, the governor is in a unique position to help chart a course forward. In addition, by including a sizable sum in his capital budget for a natural gas project in Fairbanks, he can improve the odds that it will win legislative approval.

We encourage the companies, our local governments and the governor to find that unified front that has been missing.

More about

More about

Advertisement

Find Yourself

You're ready for something new. New challenges, new places, new adventures...

www.walkerforalaska.com

Fairbanks born candidate for governor, Bill Walker asks, "Is Fairbanks better...

Stanley Nissan Service

Stanley Nissan service

Wes Madden 2014 Ad #2 Fairbanks

Description

www.walkerforalaska.com

Bill Walker, candidate for governor, was born in Fairbanks before statehood. ...

Guidelines

The Daily News-Miner encourages residents to make themselves heard through the Opinion pages. Readers' letters and columns also appear online at newsminer.com. Contact the editor with questions at letters@newsminer.com or call 459-7574.

Community Perspective

Send Community Perspective submissions by mail (P.O. Box 70710, Fairbanks AK 99707) or via email (letters@newsminer.com). Submissions must be 500 to 750 words. Columns are welcome on a wide range of issues and should be well-written and well-researched with attribution of sources. Include a full name, email address, daytime telephone number and headshot photograph suitable for publication (email jpg or tiff files at 150 dpi.) You may also schedule a photo to be taken at the News-Miner office. The News-Miner reserves the right to edit submissions or to reject those of poor quality or taste without consulting the writer.

Letters to the editor

Send letters to the editor by mail (P.O. Box 70710, Fairbanks AK 99707), by fax (907-452-7917) or via email (letters@newsminer.com). Writers are limited to one letter every 30 days. All letters must contain no more than 350 words and include a full name (no abbreviation), daytime and evening phone numbers and physical address. (If no phone, then provide a mailing address or email address.) The Daily News-Miner reserves the right to edit or reject letters without consulting the writer.