facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Alaska senator welcomes gas pipeline nod

Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said building a natural gas pipeline through the Denali National Park is a low-risk option for the state.

A measure passed by the U.S. Senate would open the door for the construction of a natural gas pipeline through the national park. Murkowski, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, sponsored the legislation, which now heads to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

"A natural gas pipeline route through the park would not only be less expensive to build but could also take advantage of the existing utility corridor, preventing disturbances to wildlife and environmental impacts on undisturbed lands further to the east or west of the park boundary," she was quoted by the Platts news service as saying.

In August, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said he considering shipping his state's natural gas to western ports for processing into liquefied natural gas for Asian markets.

Murkowski said she welcomed the idea to explore new markets for Alaskan natural resources.

The pipeline would need further environmental review. Platts reports the project would stretch 7 miles underground through the Denali National Park.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Pakistan seeks coastal patrol cutters from U.S. Pakistan seeks coastal patrol cutters from U.S.
2
Work moves ahead on two new guided missile destroyers Work moves ahead on two new guided missile destroyers
3
Gas capacity added to North Dakota shale Gas capacity added to North Dakota shale
4
U.S. Navy authorizes building of Common Missile Compartment tubes U.S. Navy authorizes building of Common Missile Compartment tubes
5
Slovak military orders C-27J Spartans Slovak military orders C-27J Spartans
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback