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7:17 am
Thu December 18, 2014

12/18/14 - Federal natural gas pipeline project office to close

Congress leaves federal pipeline coordinator's office unfunded

The office of the federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects is shutting down. Federal coordinator Larry Persily says the office was not funded in the budget passed by Congress last week. The office was created in 2004 to help advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North American markets. That project, however, was scrapped amid market changes.

A liquified natural gas pipeline that would be capable of overseas exports is being pursued now.

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Local News
6:22 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

12/17/14 - President Obama takes oil, gas lease sales in Bristol Bay off the table

Oil and gas leases in Bristol Bay on indefinite hold

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Local News
10:01 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

12/16/14 - Gov. Bill Walker cuts Susitna dam, Knik arm bridge, road to Ambler from capital budget

Gov. Walker cuts former Governor's infrastructure budget in half

By Alexandra Guttierrez, Alaska Public Radio Network

By law, Alaska's governor is required to submit a budget by Dec. 15. Having been in office for only two weeks, Gov. BIll Walker (Unaffiliated) opted to submit his predessor's $5.2 billion operating budget Monday, without endorsement. But he did make some changes to former Gov. Sean Parnell's (Republican) capital budget.

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Local News
7:21 am
Mon December 15, 2014

12/15/14 - State cuts revenue forecast by more than half

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Local News
1:54 am
Fri December 12, 2014

12/12/14 - Melting permafrost threatens infrastructure, homes

House sinking due to melting permafrost
Credit kml.gina.alaska.edu

Here is the last in KNBA’s 5-part series on Climate Change and Alaska Natives.

As we’ll see, the effects of warming temperatures on infrastructure can be costly and sometimes dramatic.

In much of Alaska, bridges, roads, buildings, and runways have been built on permafrost. That’s soil that became frozen during ice ages from 400 to 10,000 years ago, and a few feet down is frozen rock-hard year around.

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