The steps ahead might not be few, but another step in the direction of Alaska realizing its liquid natural gas project is a welcome one, particularly in the midst of an economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus response.
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On Wednesday morning, the Alaska Senate voted final approval of legislation that gives the green light to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed disbursement of more than $1 billion in federal CARES Act coronavirus relief funding.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, like most other governors across the United States, has asked state citizens to conduct themselves in ways that will help Alaska avoid an exponential increase of COVID-19.
Back in March, an entity called the Wild Fish Conservancy filed a lawsuit alleging that the federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing the commercial troll fishery in Southeast Alaska to harvest king salmon.
In seeking to provide fast economic relief to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress rushed the $2.2 trillion ''Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act'' through so fast that it neglected to provide clear direction about how some key types of funding are to be used.