During KDLL's Membership Drive on Thursday, long-time Kenai Mayor John Williams was Jay Barrett's guest, discussing the politics and economy of the Kenai Peninsula and how they've changed in his nearly 50 years in public life. Near the end of the show, Jay asked him about the future of the area.
Alaska's economic future pretty much balances right now on a natural gas pipeline running from the North Slope to Nikiski. It's the main focus of Governor Bill Walker's administration, and he's lobbied two presidents and several foreign leaders to get on board.
While the project is making progress through a recent agreement with China, it's far from a certainty, at least in the mind of local elder statesman John Williams.