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FERC Approves LNG Project Pre-Filing Request

September 18, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today welcomed the news the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated the public process for the Alaska LNG Project’s application for export authorization – another key milestone in bringing North Slope gas to market. Full Story »

2014 Permanent Fund Dividend is $1884

Photo 2013 PFD AmountSeptember 17, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced that the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) will be $1,884.00. The first dividends will be paid on October 2, when approximately 510,731 applicants will receive a direct deposit into their bank account, and 88,186 will be mailed a check. Paper checks will enter the U.S. mail system on October 2 from Juneau. Full Story »

Governor Issues Statement on BP Announcement

September 15, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell issued the following statement after learning BP Alaska would reduce jobs as a result of Hilcorp’s acquisition of BP assets on the North Slope. “I’m extremely disappointed in this action. No one likes to see jobs reduced, and I am especially concerned about the disruption for families who work in the energy sector." Full Story »

State to Intervene in Big Thorne Lawsuits

September 15, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced the state has filed motions to intervene in three lawsuits where various environmental organizations are seeking to halt the Big Thorne timber project in Southeast Alaska. The motions focus on the state’s interest in rebuilding and maintaining a healthy timber industry in Southeast and the damage the lawsuits could do to federal funds used for education and transportation in rural Alaska. Full Story »

Applicants Sought for Adjutant General

September 12, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced he is seeking applications for the appointed position of adjutant general of the State of Alaska and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Full Story »

Positive News on Alaska Job Growth

September 10, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell issued the following statement after learning Alaska added almost 1,700 jobs between the first quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014. Full Story »

 

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