Story last updated at 12/10/2008 - 11:29 am
Philadelphia, Pa. - Governor Sarah Palin participated in a joint meeting Dec. 2 with President-elect Obama, Vice President-elect Biden and many of the nation's governors on key issues including Alaska energy projects. The Governor also met separately with Vice President-elect Biden and senior staffers to President-elect Obama.
In a two hour meeting, Governor Palin stressed the need for a pipeline from Alaska's North Slope to carry natural gas to North America markets. She emphasized that the project has enjoyed bipartisan support in the Congress and the Alaska State Legislature.
"This was a very productive opportunity to discuss how Alaska's North Slope gas can help put America on the path to energy independence," Governor Palin said. "I was able to share Alaska's message with dozens of other governors and incoming federal officials."
An Alaska natural gas pipeline is expected to deliver at least 4 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas to North American markets as soon as 2019. The Commissioners of Natural Resources and Revenue will sign the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act license awarded to TransCanada Alaska Company, LLC and Foothills Pipe Lines Limited in Fairbanks on Friday.