Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority Initiative, Measure 3 (2002)
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."
|Alaska Measure 3 (2002)|
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
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?
Scott Heyworth, a longshoreman, was the initiative's chief sponsor.
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.
- Alaska Department of Elections, "2002 Official Election Pamphlet: Ballot Measures," accessed February 9, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Vote Yes on Ballot Measure 3
- Peninsula Clarion: "Voters to decide state ownership of gas pipeline," October 23, 2002
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