by The Associated Press
Friday, July 9, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has drafted an ordinance requiring a public vote on the plan to truck liquefied natural gas to Fairbanks.
Assembly member Guy Sattley will introduce his measure July 15. He drew up the ordinance after the borough attorney told the assembly she thinks there's a pending legal question as to whether voters were approving a trucking operation when they voted a decade ago to inaugurate the Alaska Gasline Port Authority.
The port authority's official mandate is to advance a natural gas pipeline.
The pipeline has yet to be built and the port authority developed the trucking plan as a stopgap measure to bring down energy costs.