03/25/14 - 9:52pm
JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell signed an administrative order Tuesday creating a municipal advisory board to weigh in on issues related to the major liquefied natural gas project the state is pursuing.
Several mayors have sought assurances that they would have a voice on terms that will affect local communities and be negotiated by the state in pursuit of the project. Areas of concern have included payments in lieu of taxes and ensuring that existing oil and gas properties, such as the trans-Alaska pipeline system, from which some communities derive taxes, are not affected.