Alaska Range, Brooks Range Credit: bettleslodge.com

Alaska Range, Brooks Range
Credit: bettleslodge.com

BILL: SCR 16

SHORT TITLE: REQ GOV TO INVESTIGATE COAL RESOURCES
BILL VERSION:
CURRENT STATUS: (S) RES STATUS DATE: 02/24/14
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(S) KELLY, Giessel, Bishop, McGuire, Dyson, Dunleavy

TITLE: Requesting the Governor to investigate and report to the legislature regarding the development of a large coal power plant and associated electric grid to provide energy to residents of the state.

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the

5 Governor to investigate the development of a large coal power plant and associated electric

6 grid to provide energy to residents of the state to heat their homes and keep their lights on;

7 and be it

8 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature requests the Governor to

9 evaluate and report back to the legislature on the feasibility of locating a large coal power

10 plant

11 (1) on state or university land adjacent to hundreds of years’ worth of coal

12 reserves in the Alaska Range;

13 (2) on state land adjacent to the vast coal resources of Cook Inlet; and

14 (3) on state or Alaska Native regional corporation land adjacent to

many

15 hundreds of years’ worth of coal reserves in the western Brooks Range; …

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