Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Friday, October 20, 2006


For better or worse, Proposition 2 was certified March 6th, for the general election ballot on November 7th. Proposition 2 is a highly controversial initiative that proposes to tax the oil producers for “stranded” natural gas if they fail to build a gas pipeline or fail to abandon their rights to the gas.

Now we learn that one of the lease holders, Exxon Mobil Corporation, wrote a secret letter to Governor Murkowski asking him to decertify the initiative and remove it from the ballot. The Exxon Mobil e-mail stated "we request that it not be shared outside the Administration in order to preserve its confidentiality and privilege." Wow!

Congratulations to Alaska’s Department of Law which, in a manner of speaking, told Exxon to shove it! Applause please.

How dare Exxon attempt to meddle with Alaska’s initiative process! It’s behind-the-scenes stuff like this that contributes to a climate of distrust.


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