Larry Persily Delivers Reality Check For AK LNG Project

first_imgAccording to Persily that timeline is a ‘pipe dream’: “Yes, there is an opportunity, and the world needs more gas. We are not the cheapest gas out there, and our project is years away from being ready. The others will go first, that’s just the way it is.” Persily: “In operation? Not going to happen in the next 10 years. The decision to go ahead in the next 10 years? I would put it at a little less than 50/50, I would.” The latest timeline projection for the first liquefied gas production is by fall of 2024. The corporation plans to spend between $3 million and $4 million a month in the current fiscal year that ends June 30, 2019, according to the presentation by the AGDC. Officials with the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced to the Federal Regulatory Commision of Alaska that they plan to start building construction camps and access roads to the proposed LNG plant site in Nikiski by 2020.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Larry Persily, former Federal Coordinator for the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Projects, gave a ‘reality check’ to a joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday regarding the timeline for the AK LNG project. FERC announced that they are still on track to release its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project this month.last_img read more

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Quid-a-kid for Terriers test

first_imgThe Terriers visit Ashton Gate in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday (November 30th, 3pm KO) as Lee Johnson’s side look to extend their unbeaten home run to eight games.The Gold category fixture sees Adult tickets priced from £30, with tickets remaining on general sale.Quid-a-kid is in operation for this match, meaning Under-12s can watch the fixture for just £1.Supporters are reminded that there is still time to become a Bristol City member for £20.Get your ticketslast_img

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House Ethics may not have jurisdiction to investigate Tony Cárdenas molestation allegations

first_imgPaul Morigi/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Despite a request from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the ethics committee to probe allegations of sexual battery and sexual assault against Rep. Tony Cárdenas, the panel may not have the investigative jurisdiction to examine the matter.Cárdenas, a third-term California Democrat, identified himself through an attorney as the subject of a civil suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on April 27 by attorney Lisa Bloom. That complaint alleges that in 2007 an “elected politician” – which Cárdenas acknowledges through an attorney is him – molested an unnamed 16-year-old girl.Pelosi said she spoke with Cárdenas, who asked his fellow Democrats to withhold judgment until there is a full investigation. Instead, she urged the House Ethics committee to look into the allegations.“As Members of Congress, we each have a responsibility to uphold the integrity of the House of Representatives, and any type of alleged misconduct must be investigated by the Ethics Committee. Congressman Cárdenas said he will fully cooperate with an Ethics investigation,” Pelosi, D-Calif., stated. “I call upon the House Ethics Committee for a prompt investigation of this matter.”House rules, however, limit the ethics committee’s investigative jurisdiction to violations that “occurred before the third previous Congress unless the committee determines that the alleged violation is directly related to an alleged violation that occurred in a more recent Congress.”Because lawmakers are currently in the 115th session of Congress, the “third previous Congress” would be the 112th Congress, cutting off the committee’s jurisdiction in January of 2011.Unless the molestation allegations are “directly related” to an additional allegation that occurred after the start of the 112th Congress, House Ethics cannot investigate the child molestation allegations against Cárdenas because they happened too long ago.Tom Rust, chief counsel and staff director at the House Ethics committee, declined to comment.According to the lawsuit, which never identifies Cárdenas by name, the accuser says the man fondled her as he drove her to the hospital, touching her vagina and rubbing her breasts after she collapsed while playing golf at the Hillcrest Country Club in 2007.The young woman said the politician handed her water with “a distinctly different” taste before the two teed off. About four or five hours into a round of golf with him, she “suddenly collapsed to the ground but did not lose consciousness,” according to the court filing.During the ride to the hospital, the man allegedly reached into her shirt, rubbing her breasts, and also reached down her shorts “intermittently throughout the drive.”The alleged incident continued for 30 to 45 minutes during the drive, according to the court filing. At the time of the alleged assault, the victim says she was awake in the car’s passenger seat with her eyes closed and head resting on the window. “Frozen from shock,” she pretended to sleep and did not react to the alleged assault.Cárdenas denies the allegations, according to a statement released by his lawyer.“My client is sickened and distraught by these horrific allegations, which are 100%, categorically untrue,” attorney Patricia Glaser of Glaser Weil stated on behalf of Cárdenas. “These claims against the Congressman are absolutely false and are utterly inconsistent with who he is — in the workplace, in the community, and at home.”Glaser and Cárdenas contend that the complainant is the daughter of a “disgruntled” former employee and “may be the victim of manipulation.”House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, who characterized the allegations as “very serious,” said he does not believe Cárdenas should step down from his role as an assistant Democratic whip.“In the whip team he plays, you know, a role with 25 other people and he’s not a leadership role. He’s a member. I don’t know that he needs to step back from that,” Hoyer, D-Md., said. “My position is we have a process in America where you’re innocent until proven guilty.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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