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Town Hall Meeting To Take Place In Ketchikan on the AGIA Gasline Process


February 18, 2008
Monday AM

Ketchikan, Alaska - Governor Palin's gasline team will hold a town hall meeting in Ketchikan on Thursday, February 21st to update Alaskans on the efforts that are being taken to advance a gasline under the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA. The meeting in Ketchikan will take place from 6-8 p.m at the Cape Fox Lodge, Mountain Room

The Governor's gasline team has scheduled a series of 16 public town hall meetings around the state that will take place from February 18-28. The meetings are to provide information and encourage Alaskans to make their voices heard by submitting written comments before the March 6 public comment deadline.

The town hall meetings will provide as much information as possible about how AGIA works, the applications that were filed under the Act and what will happen next. Following a presentation there will be a question and answer period.

The presentation will provide an overview of AGIA and describe the process that was used to determine whether the five applicants met the requirements to be considered for a license under AGIA. Members of the gasline team will also explain the evaluation process required by AGIA and how public comments will be considered.

The public is encouraged to submit written comments before the March 6 deadline, through the AGIA website, in writing or by fax. Details on how and where to submit comments are available at

Schedule of Meetings:

Note: All meetings will be from 6-8 p.m. except for Barrow, which will be from 2-5 p.m. and Anchorage, which will be from 7- 9 p.m.

February 18
Palmer - The Palmer Depot

February 19

Anchorage ­ UAA Lucy Cuddy Hall

February 20
Sitka - Harrigan Centennial Hall, Maksoutoff Room
Kotzebue - NWAB Assembly Chambers
McGrath - Cap'n Snow Center Assembly Room

February 21
Ketchikan - Cape Fox Lodge, Mountain Room
Nome - Old St. Joseph's Church Hall
Bethel - UAF Kuskokwim Campus, Yup'iit Piciryarait Cultural Center

February 22

Juneau ­ Centennial Hall, Hickel Room

February 25

Delta Junction ­ Community Center
Kenai ­ Kenai Peninsula College

February 26

Barrow ­ Inupiat Heritage Center
Dillingham ­ Dillingham Middle School Gymnasium

February 27

Fairbanks ­ Carlson Center
Kodiak ­ High School Commons

February 28

Valdez ­ Valdez Convention and Civic Center, Ballroom 1


Source of News:

Office of the Governor


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