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Coming Events:
April 23, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Commonwealth North Series Discussion on Alaska's Investment in a Natural Gas Pipeline - April 23
ANCHORAGE, Dena'ina Center


May 28, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Commonwealth North Series Discussion on Alaska's Investment in a Natural Gas Pipeline - May 28
ANCHORAGE, Dena'ina Center



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Commonwealth North Series Discussion on Alaska's Investment in a Natural Gas Pipeline - April 23
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Money GasEarlier this year, Commonwealth North hosted the UAA Seawolves Debate Team to debate both sides of the question, "Should the State of Alaska take an ownership stake in a North Slope gas pipeline project?"  The team did an excellent job of representing both sides of this important public-policy issue.  The debate was the beginning of a series of forums Commonwealth North will hold to present an in-depth analysis of possible State participation in a North Slope gas pipeline project. 

Over the next several months, Commonwealth North will present three panels to discuss various aspects of this topic on March 19, April 23, and May 28.  Among the issues Commonwealth North Members and other Alaskans are concerned about, we will discuss on:

April 23rd, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Dena'ina Center 

(doors open at 11:00am)

The role of the State investing in large scale private-sector projects. 

-What are the rewards of State investment in large private-sector projects?
-What are the risks of State investment?
-Are there comparable examples in other states that may inform our discussion?

April 23rd Panelists:

Greg EricksonGregg Erickson, Economist and Consultant for Erickson and Associates, and Editor-at-Large for Alaska Budget Report; former Director of Research, Alaska Legislature; former Analyst for UA Institute for Social and Economic Research; former Research Fellow with think tank Resources for the Future; former staff U.S. Senate Energy Committee.
Tim BradnerTim Bradner, Writer for Alaska Legislative Digest, Alaska Economic Report, and Alaska Journal of Commerce; former Lobbyist before the Alaska Legislature for BP and Standard Oil (pre 1984).
 
Steve ReigerSteve Rieger, President of S. Rieger & Company and S. Rieger Management working in management consulting and portfolio management; former ten-year Alaska Legislator (six years House, four years Senate); former staff Sen. Arliss Sturgulewski working on founding legislation for AK Permanent Fund Corporation; former Trustee of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
Larry PersilyLarry Persily will moderate the panels.  Persily is the federal coordinator for Alaska natural gas pipeline projects and a former deputy commissioner at the Alaska Department of Revenue. 

 

 

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What's New

04/11/14 - Energy Action Coalition Meeting - ConocoPhillips

03/27/14 - Video: March 19th Briefing on Gasline Investment Available Online

01/24/14 - EAC Briefing with Dan Fauske, AGDC

01/21/14 - Energy Action Coalition briefing by Bruce Tangeman, Deputy Commissioner of Revenue

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