ADN Editorial. Has a bureaucratic turf war undermined the Parnell administration’s effort to promote an in-state natural gas pipeline? That’s the allegation from state Rep. Jay Ramras, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. He claims in-state gas line coordinator Harry Noah resigned because his efforts were thwarted by other staff who are more keen on the big gas line through Canada. In particular, Ramras complains that key officials on the governor’s gas line team seem to have ruled out one in-state option, a bullet line from northern gas fields to Southcentral.
ADN by Sean Cockerham. Fifteen state representatives wrote Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday to say they were "troubled by the mounting evidence that (Alaska’s 2007 oil tax increase) may wind up doing more harm than good to future oil development."