In one classroom at UAA, the fiscal policy committee recommended temporary suspension of several mega-projects and a state corporation so they could be closely reviewed by the governor to determine if they should go forward in the new and challenging fiscal environment, said Brian Rogers, the head of that committee and chancellor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Those projects were listed on a large tear sheet at the front of the room as the Knik Arm Bridge, the Juneau Access Road, the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline, the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, the Ambler Access Road, and the Alaska Aerospace Corp.
Part 3: Hurricane Ike sent a clear message that the people and vital energy industry of one of America's largest urban areas needed protection from rising seas. Six years later, the only plan with any traction is a professor's Dutch-inspired idea - and it has scant political backing.
Identify and gather information on water quality threatened by industrial and non-point source pollutants; Conduct site visits, when travel funding is available, to assess conditions of the resource(s) in the project area(s); Prioritize projects according to severity of impacts and public process underway during 2008; Monitor projects, participate in public comment periods, administrative processes, assess decisions, file administrative appeals, participate in settlement discussions and, if necessary, file litigation.