Bill limiting gas line corporation role in alternate project heads to gov, who plans a veto


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JUNEAU, Alaska — A bill temporarily restricting a state-sponsored corporation from involvement in an alternate gas pipeline proposal by Gov. Bill Walker has been sent to Walker.

Notice of reconsideration was served following Tuesday's Senate vote, which meant the bill could be voted on again. However, reconsideration was not taken up Wednesday, and legislative records show the bill was transmitted to the governor.

Walker has said he will veto it. At least 40 of the state's 60 legislators would have to support overriding any veto.

Bill supporters say it reaffirms the state's support for a major liquefied natural gas project Alaska is pursuing. Walker says he supports that project.

But he says he wants Alaska to have a viable fallback should that project falter. Legislative leaders want more details on that alternate plan.

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