The Fairbanks North Star Borough assembly has voted in a request for the Natural Gas Project to be the first project of focus before any others.
Supporters believe Fairbanks Natural Gas has the capability of going through with the project in a less expensive way, by trucking Natural Gas from the North Slope, transitioning away from expensive oil prices.
Those that opposed the resolution, such as Assemblyman John Davies, argued this might be too soon and they should wait for Governor Sean Parnell, to endorse the resolution.
Getting more oil production in the Trans–Alaska Pipeline has been a leading controversy in the senate for about two years now.
Governor Sean Parnell has been advocating the lowering of taxes in the oil industry.
However critics believe by doing this, it's a massive cooperate handout and could possibly mean losing investments from companies.
Since then nothing has gone through.
The 20 member senate has been split for this debate, and leaders such as Parnell would like this stalemate to end.
Six seats will be opening up on November Sixth.
PETE KELLY, A FORMER ALASKA SENATOR, IS IN THE RACE FOR ALASKA SENATE SEAT "B," PITTING HIM AGAINST INCUMBENT DEMOCRAT JOE PASKVAN.
KELLY, WAS THE FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE WEEKLY GOP LUNCHEON THAT WAS HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT DENNY'S RESTAURANT.
KELLY TOUCHED ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES DURING THE HOUR–LONG LUNCHEON SUCH AS THE 90–DAY LEGISLATIVE SESSION, SOMETHING KELLY CALLED A (QUOTE) "BAD IDEA."
HE ALSO CRITICIZED A PROPOSED VOUCHER PROGRAM SPONSORED BY DEMOCRATIC SENATOR JOE THOMAS.
AS PART OF SENATE BILL–203, EACH ADULT RECIPIENT OF AN ALASKA PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND WOULD RECEIVE A VOUCHER THAT SEEKS TO OFF–SET ENERGY COSTS GOING INTO THE WINTER MONTHS.
THE BILL PASSED IN THE BI–PARTISAN SENATE, BUT FAILED IN THE REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED HOUSE.
KELLY SAYS ITS THAT BI–PARTISAN COALITION THAT'S BAD FOR ALASKA.
BUT HIS OPPONENT, PASKVAN, SAYS HE BEGS TO DIFFER.