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, August 01, 2008


Today the Alaska State Senate passed our gas pipeline license with a floor vote of 14 to 5. The bill received stronger support in the Senate than I expected. The bill had previously passed the Alaska House with a vote of 24 to 16, and I had voted "Yes."

Passage was a tremendous victory for Governor Sarah Palin and, hopefully, for Alaska and the United States of America.

Now the real challenges begin. With the award of the license to TransCanada, a lot of very savvy business people - TransCanada, the North Slope producers, and others can make things happen that will - finally - make the gas pipeline a reality. I recommend we now, as the Good Book says, we "all come reason together." I hope talks begin immediately to do some "partnering up" between the Producers and TransCanada. "Let's roll"!


Blogger Disappointed said...

"Now the real challenges begin."

No Bob - the challenge has been in front of you and the legislature over the last two years:

Bring all the necessary parties together to determine a common path to a pipeline.

Instead you spit the bit and ignored the reality that the AGIA criteria does not work for the producers/shippers. All of this haggling over AGIA approval just cost the state a half billion dollars and did nothing to progress a pipeline. You did worse than accomplish nothing. You have effectively caused a substantial delay in a pipeline.

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