Quotes From Coalition Members

“Interior residents and businesses will be amongst the biggest beneficiaries of this project in terms of reduced energy cost and increased economic development as many businesses have avoided moving to Fairbanks due to the lack of natural gas.” Jerry Sadler, President“There is nothing that will have a greater impact on our community than lower cost energy provided by a direct source of clean natural gas.” Bill Vivlamore, President of Vivlamore Co.
AFL-CIO logo“The Alaska AFL-CIO is fully committed to this project. We know Alaskan contractors and workers are the best in the world at building in the Arctic and we look forward to the opportunity to build this project and bring our gas to market.” Vince Beltrami, President“Affordable and reliable energy is important to Alaska’s future. That’s why GCI supports the Alaska LNG project to bring the benefits of our natural gas to Alaskans.” Heather Handyside
"We support this project as it will bring a wide range of economic opportunities to Alaska." Brennan Walsh, President"As a contractor working on the pre-FEED stage of the gasline project for three years I saw first-hand the economic benefits and potential of the project. When you combine construction phase jobs, production jobs, a supply of less expensive clean energy, and State revenues into one project, the potential is enormous.” Roarke Brown, Owner, Homer Ocean Charters
“I would like to emphasize the positive benefits that will accrue to large and small businesses in Alaska and the nation from an Alaska Gasline Project. Businesses that will work directly on the Project or as suppliers and subcontractors will benefit. In addition to producing gas for Alaskans and revenue to the State from the sale of that gas, the importance of the jobs that will be produced and the benefit to businesses large and small can be life-changing to individual Alaskans.” David Manzer, President, Alaska Land Status, Inc. “The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association recognizes the economic importance of this project to our area and specifically, the building industry. We support this project and are enthusiastically encouraging our members to be proactively involved.” Dan Nelson,
2018 KPBA President
"Alyeska Resort is proud to align with other Alaskan businesses across a diverse spectrum of industries to support the Alaska LNG project. We stand firmly behind the efforts of the Alaska Gasline Coalition to advocate for continued economic growth, job creation and long term stability for future generations of Alaskans." Mandy Hawes, Alyeska Resort General Manager“The Alaska LNG project will create thousands of good-paying jobs for Alaskans, and Laborers’ Local 341 is behind it 100 percent.” Larry Mooney, President, Laborers’ Local 341
“American Marine International supports the Alaska LNG project and looks forward to playing a part in the improvement of the lives of Alaskans.” David Shahnazarian, Regional Manager“Alaska LNG means jobs for the Interior. Our communities are relying on this project to bring affordable energy, cleaner fuel, and an economic boon to the State only seen one time prior. It is our generation’s legacy much like the TAPS project of the 1970’s were our fathers and grandfather’s legacy. A project like this will keep a skilled workforce going strong for generations to come which will lead to a robust economy, stabilizing Alaska’s fiscal position.” Scott Eickholt, Secretary Treasurer
"The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce wholeheartedly supports of the construction of a natural gas project as proposed by the AGDC. The gas pipeline and its associated LNG terminal would provide a major new long-term source of revenue to the state and local governments, stimulate investment, provide long-term energy security to Alaskans and create jobs."“Logistics fully supports AGDC and the Alaska LNG project. We are excited for the positive impacts this project will have on our economy, jobs and Alaska’s future. As a meeting and event planning company, Logistics is one small example of the ripple effect that this project has on indirect jobs that make a huge impact in our community.” Toni Walker, President
“AEDC firmly believes that the Alaska LNG project would be a boom to our economy. As an organization that champions growing and diversifying Anchorage's economy -- this project would accomplish both. More well-paying jobs and more revenue for our state is why AEDC supports the development of a natural gas pipeline project in Alaska.” Bill Popp, President & CEO“Essential to the development of Alaska’s resource economy, we are impressed by the unprecedented progress made by the AGDC in their tenacious pursuit of AKLNG project success. With successful gas resource development, we foresee sustained benefit throughout the Alaskan economy far into the future. We believe that while promoting local businesses both large and small, the bringing of Alaska’s northern gas to market will also elevate the economic wellbeing of our Native peoples, of those born and bred, and those who have chosen to make Alaska their home.” Christopher Sherry, President, Merrick Alaska
ASRC logo"ASRC wants to be a part of a successful Alaska gas project and we are encouraged with the progress AGDC is making to deliver North Slope gas to markets." Rex Rock, President & CEO“Construction of the Alaska LNG project will create up to 12,000 direct jobs and approximately 1,500 additional indirect jobs. This will provide Alaskan electrical contractors with incredible opportunities and we are encouraging our members to be prepared.” Larry Bell, Executive Manager
“Aspen Hotels of Alaska supports the future of a gas pipeline to create new jobs and opportunities for future generations of Alaskans.” Carol Fraser, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing“Northern Air Cargo is supportive of the Alaska gas pipeline project and its potential to positively impact job growth as well as the overall economy climate in Alaska.” Gideon Garcia, General Manager
“We support AGDC’s efforts and standby to make sure that Alaskans are prepared to take advantage of the benefits that Alaska LNG will bring across the state.” Sam Robert Brice, President“As an oil-field contractor, Northern Air Maintenance Services is a strong supporter of economic development as projects such as the Alaska gas pipeline and we look forward to contributing to its success.” Eric Dance, General Manager
Quote to come soon“Pape Kenworth Alaska is excited to be part of the Alaska Gasline Coalition. Our natural resources are vital to our economy and with such an abundant supply, we have enough natural gas for use in our own great state and to export to overseas markets. If not now, when?” Keith Skalsky, Territory Manager, Pape Kenworth Alaska
"Our firm is a supporter of resource development and is proud to support the Alaska Gasline Coalition. Resource development projects have been a key part of Alaska’s positive economic growth for the past 50 years, and the Alaska LNG project is one that will provide long-term, family-supporting jobs for Alaskans, and economic benefit on a statewide basis. The gasline project is positioned to move forward in a positive fashion — we believe the timing is right to bring Alaska LNG to market." Debbie Reinwand, Brilliant Media President/CEO“The Alaska LNG project will benefit the State by creating jobs for rural and all Alaskans. It will give the Interior energy relief, which is long overdue, and long-term revenue for the State. Local 375 is in 100 percent, and we look forward to putting our highly trained members to work and continue the outreach program to the rural communities to train new members to accomplish this project safely, and on time.” Bob Hubbard, Business Manager, Local 375
“In addition to direct jobs on the Alaska LNG project, we anticipate accelerated construction in the Interior once the region has access to natural gas. This will transform our communities.” Lake Williams, President"Premier Alaska Tours is in full support of the Alaska LNG project as we believe it will bring economic stability to the Alaska economy through new jobs and opportunities for all Alaskans." Josh Howes, President
“Calista Corporation looks forward to participating with Gasline Coalition partners in growing Alaska’s economy.” Andrew Guy, President & CEO, Calista Corp."The Seward Chamber recognizes that the Alaska LNG project will bring jobs and opportunities for construction trades and the oil and gas industry. We are excited to see benefits such as lower energy costs for Alaskans, new source of revenue stream for the state, increased spending in the state, and a significant boost to Alaska’s economy." Carole Tallman, Board President
“The Construction Industry Progress Fund is pleased to join the Alaska Gasline Coalition to build momentum for this remarkable project. By conducting outreach in the construction community and beyond, the Construction Industry Progress Fund hopes to be a valuable asset to the Gasline Coalition in accomplishing this historic project.” Joey Merrick, Vice-Chair "Alaska Skylar Travel stands in wholehearted support of AGDC's efforts to propel the Alaska Gasline project to completion. The Gasline will create jobs for Alaskans and be a catalyst for innovation in energy technology." Glen Hemingson, Operations Manager
“I believe the economic, energy, and workforce benefits of a natural gas pipeline are crucial to Alaska’s future. We are a resource state and a natural gas pipeline is something the state envisioned decades ago. It’s time to bring Alaska’s vast, proven North Slope natural gas resources to market.” Dave Cruz, President, Cruz Companies“The Alaska LNG project will provide incredible opportunities for businesses of the Central Kenai Peninsula. From pre-construction, through the ongoing operations of the Gas Liquefaction Facility, our region will be a key in delivering Alaska gas to market.” Jim Stogsdill, Board President
“Alaska LNG will positively impact the shareholders of Doyon by delivering clean natural gas to interior communities, providing jobs and economic opportunities and raising revenue to the State for essential services.” Aaron Schutt, President & CEO"We support this project as it will bring a wide range of economic opportunities to Alaska." Brennan Walsh, President
"Our Alaska-based team has been engaged on the Alaska LNG project since its inception and is committed to making the project a success in the work we do. That commitment is based on knowing the huge economic potential this project can play in Alaska’s future." Chris Humphrey, Vice President, Arctic Region"VERGING DYNAMICS, LLC Safety, Security, and Health Services is fully committed to the Alaska LNG project. Affordable and reliable energy is important to all Alaska’s future generations. We support this project and will enthusiastically encourage our members in proactive safety performance with risk perception safety leadership tools and infrastructure techniques." Darryl Jenkins, President
“Fairbanks labor organizations are preparing our members for the job opportunities with Alaska LNG that will impact all our trades. We are excited for the opportunity to safely and efficiently develop North Slope Gas.” Doug Tansy, President“Waste Management (WM) Inc. looks forward to working with and supporting the Gasline Coalition and its partners in growing Alaska’s economy.” Michael Deegan, WM Alaska
“FEDC is proud to join with other Alaska organizations, businesses, and individuals in the Gasline Coalition, supporting the development of Alaska’s natural gas in order to improve the quality of life for every Alaskan.” Jim Dodson, President"The Alaska LNG Project represents the most significant economic development project to sustain and expand Alaska's role as an important energy supplier to the US and overseas markets. It would be a large investment in the state's future, generate high-paying jobs across the state, and would be the largest export project in Alaska's history." Greg Wolf, Executive Director


“An Alaska gasline gives Alaska Native organizations an opportunity to participate in the development of our state’s vast natural resources,” said resolution co-sponsor Aaron Schutt, President/CEO of Doyon Limited. “Our companies and our shareholders have the experience necessary to help build and operate this important Arctic energy infrastructure project. By working with AGDC, we are able to promote the economic interests of Alaskan Natives and manage our rich cultural and environmental resources.”"The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center supports the location of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation's Alaska LNG Liquefaction Plant and Marine Terminal in Nikiski, Alaska." Karl Heinz, Chairman of the Board
City of Homer“The Alaska LNG project will bring great benefits to the people of Alaska in revenues to the state and municipalities, guaranteed supplies of gas for in-state use, jobs for Alaskans and Alaska businesses through construction and operation, and continued in-state exploration for natural gas. “ Ken Castner, Mayor, City of HomerKPEDD-Logo“In addition to creating jobs on the Kenai Peninsula, the Alaska LNG project will provide industry with the long-term, consistent supply of natural gas necessary for significant investments in infrastructure.” Tim Dillon, President
City of Seldovia“The City Council of the City of Seldovia supports AGDC’s application to FERC with the siting of the LNG plant and marine terminal in Nikiski, Alaska.” Heidi Geagel, City Clerk and Dean Lent, Mayor