LETTER OF INTRODUCTION
The members of the Lowell Group, formerly known as the Rail Safety and Development Group, have been working diligently for years on a project to get natural gas trucked from the North Slope to Fairbanks to serve the Interior's heating and auxiliary energy needs. This would be a "bridge project" until such time that a 48" gas line can be built on the pipeline corridor to Valdez.
In 2009 we proposed to have the Alaska Gasline Port Authority be the lead agency in this endeavor, but our plan was unfortunately defeated by strong negative lobbying in Juneau. Since then many proposals have surfaced only to confuse the public and to postpone any practical action.