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Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority Initiative, Measure 3 (2002)

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The Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority Initiative, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure created the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority. The authority was designed to "acquire and condition North Slope natural gas, and construct a pipeline to transport the gas."[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 3 (2002)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 138,353 62.03%
No84,68237.97%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

BALLOT MEASURE NO. 3
Initiative on Gas Pipeline Development Authority
01GSLN

This bill would create the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (Authority) as a public corporation of the State. The Authority would acquire and condition North Slope natural gas, and construct a pipeline to transport the gas. The Authority’s powers would include buying property or taking it by eminent domain, and to issue state tax-exempt revenue bonds. The gasline route would be from Prudhoe Bay to tidewater on Prince William Sound and the spur line from Glennallen to the Southcentral gas distribution grid. The Authority would operate and maintain the gas pipeline, ship the gas, and market the gas.

Should this initiative become law?

YES
NO[2]

Support

Scott Heyworth, a longshoreman, was the initiative's chief sponsor.[3]

Heyworth argued in favor of the initiative saying that it could result in a petrochemical business for Alaska, similar to the one in Alberta, Canada, which he said grosses $6 billion a year.[4]

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