As noted in the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation’s Community Perspective of June 22nd, at least three things are requisite for community initiatives or projects: information, avenues and opportunities for participation and you, the community. Recently, all three came together regarding the liquefied natural gas trucking and distribution project in the form of the second Interior Energy Project community involvement meeting. This project is necessary to future community viability and success, and much thanks is owed to MWH Global, Fairbanks Natural Gas and the Interior Gas Utility for their participation in the forum. But much additional praise is owed to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority: it was at their urging that FEDC arranged the meeting and at their insistence these IEP public information and engagement meetings will be regular affairs.
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