It's been just over a year since Borough mayor Charlie Pierce took office. On this week's episode of the Kenai Conversation, we talk about what he and (outgoing) Chief of Staff John Quick have learned and what Pierce plans to tackle in 2019.
Nikiski is identified as the best terminus for the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline Project submitted by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough wants to keep it that way.
At its meeting Tuesday, the borough assembly gave the administration the green light to apply for intervener status with the Federal Regulatory Commission as it considers AGDC’s AK LNG project. Having the status to intervene means the borough can weigh in on the project proposal with FERC. The deadline to apply to intervene is long past — May 1, 2017 — but the borough didn’t think that step was necessary at the time.
Now, though, other municipalities in the state are telling FERC the terminus should be somewhere other than Nikiski. John Quick, borough Mayor Charlie Pierce’s chief of staff, says the borough wants to be able to counter those claims.
Across the globe, snow or no snow, people in northern latitudes are again preparing for the dark, cold winter season. This unique setting has produced a unique culture. Our guest today is Dr. Alan Boraas from Kenai Peninsula College, here to talk about the Culture of the North, its influence and the challenges that culture faces against a warming planet.
An increased presence on social media has been a cornerstone for borough mayor Charlie Pierce since he took office. His administration has posted videos and updates and now, a poll. While online polls might be interesting or entertaining, rarely are they valid.