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  • December 31 - Newsminer-A year for improvements:  Five things that will help grow Alaska and Fairbanks in 2018
  • December 29 - Newsminer-Work on natural gas storage project for Fairbanks under way
  • December 17 - Petroleum News-Pentex sale is approved
  • December 17 - Petroleum News-AIDEA approves funding for Fairbanks LNG storage
  • December 17 - Newsminer Community Perspective-Shefchik no more qualified than Lee for IGU seat
  • December 13 - KUAC Newscast -Air pollution panel won’t support ordinance, but urges study of particulate-reducing device
  • December 12 - Alaska Journal of Commerce-AIDEA approves deal with gas utility for Interior Energy Project
  • December 10 - Petroleum News-IGU board approves purchase of Pentex for Fairbanks gas supply
  • December 10 - Newsminer letter to the editor-Three wrongs don’t make a right
  • December 9 - Newsminer letter to the editor-AIDEA Mismanagement
  • December 8 - KUAC News-AIDEA Board Oks sale of Pentex, clearing last hurdle for acquisition by Interior Gas Utility
  • December 8 - Webcenter 11-State Oks $60 million Pentex sale
  • December 7 - Alaska Business Monthly-AIDEA Board approves Pentex sale; Authority to sell Pentex Alaska Natural Gas Company, LLC to Interior Gas Utility
  • December 8 - Newsminer-Pentex sale gets crucial second approval
  • December 8 - Alaska Public Media-AIDEA Board Oks sale of Pentex to Interior Gas Utility
  • December 6 - KUAC morning news-IGU takes big step toward launching gas utility with $60 million purchase of Pentex
  • December 6 - Newminer-Interior Gas Utility approves Pentex purchase
  • December 5 - Newsminer Community Perspective-‘Bigger boondoggle’ on the horizon for Alaska
  • December 4 - Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce email-IGU Board Meeting
  • December 3 - Newsminer letter to the editor-Questioning Pentex
  • December 3 - The Juneau Empire-Here we go again
  • December 3 - Newminer-Propane is the solution to air pollution
  • December 3 - Newsminer-A vote to purchase Pentex:  Waiting for a better mousetraps is the greater risk to Interior Alaska
  • December 1 - Petroleum News-OK on Nenana Drilling; Doyon board approves plan for fourth exploration well in basin for summer 2018
  • December 1 - KUAC Morning Newscast-IGU Board Meeting (from 04:55 through 09:00)
  • December 1 - Newminer-Residents express concerns about Pentex purchase
  • November 30 - Anchorage Daily News-Doyon will keep hunting for oil and gas near Nenana
  • November 29 - Alaska Journal of Commerce-Doyon keeps up Nenana drilling; touts gas alternative to Cook Inlet
  • November 29 -Newsminer-Doyon eyes new well, is critical of Interior Gas Utility’s plan to purchase Pentex
  • November 29 - Newsminer opinion-Want better air?  Follow the rules
  • November 28 - Newsminer-Season’s first widespread burn ban announced in Fairbanks, North Pole
  • November 28 - Webcenter11-North Pole sees first Stage 2 air quality alert under new system
  • November 27 - Newsminer-IGU recognizes old fuel spill at Titan Site
  • November 26 - Newsminer-An Interior Energy Project PR problem:  With a big decision near, public education is essential
  • November 25 - Newsminer-Energy market plays into gas conversion projections
  • November 24 - Interior Gas Utility email-Special Work Session and Public Comment (Website update)
  • November 23 - KTOO Public Media-Fairbanks citizens to test air pollution technology
  • November 21 - Alaska Public Media-Fairbanks citizens to test air pollution control technology
  • November 24 - Newsminer-Fairbanks North Star Borough contacting residents suspected of flouting burn ban
  • November 22 - KUAC-Gas Utility Meetings set to help public ‘know what’s going on’ with proposed Pentex Deal
  • November 21 - Newsminer-IGU Public Presentation & Information Session ad - See attached file 171121 IGU Meeting ad-Newsminer.jpg
  • November 21 - Newsminer-Pentex acquisition imminent
  • November 21 - Newsminer-Air Quality alert for North Pole area; first under tougher rules banning wood burning
  • November 20- Newsminer editorial-Interior Energy Project bungled
  • November 20 - Newsminer-Houston puts forth liquefied natural gas proposal
  • November 19 - Petroleum News-IGU Pentex decision set for Dec 5
  • November 17 - Interior Gas Utility email listing-Public Presentation & Information Sessions
  • November 13 - KUAC –Interior Gas Utility sets public meetings to explain proposed purchase of Pentex assets
  • November 13 - KUAC-Utility faces big decision
  • November 12 - Newsminer-IGU Representatives set to meet with state officials this week
  • November 12 - US News and World Report-Utility set to meet with officials about buying gas company
  • November 12 - Petroleum News -Some Changes Needed-IGU asks for amendments to documents for purchase of Pentex from AIDEA
  • November 12 - Newsminer-IGU Representatives set to meet with state officials this week
  • November 9 - Newsminer-Interior gas utility board responds to proposed Pentex Merger
  • November 7 - Newsminer-Residents challenge IGU’s planned Pentex purchase
  • November 7 - KSRM Radio-Facility in Cook Inlet sold in order to truck LNG to Fairbanks
  • November 6 - KUAC Local news-200 Additional vehicle engine-heater plug-ins at public buildings to improve air quality
  • November 5 - Petroleum News-Passing the IEP baton; AIDEA sends Pentex sale agreement to IGU; questions raised over Titan plant
  • November 3 - Newsminer-Interior Energy Project at the 1-yard line
  • November 2 -Oil and Gas 360 by Enercom-How Alaska will fund a $331 million LNG plant to bring NatGas to Fairbanks
  • November 1 - Alaska Journal of Commerce-AIDEA approves sale of LNG plant to Fairbanks gas utility
  • November 1 - Newsminer letter to the editor-The IGU vote
  • November 1 - Newsminer-IGU demands changes to Pentex deal
  • October 31 - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman-AIDEA rules to keep on trucking to natural gas-starved Fairbanks
  • October 29 - Newsminer letter to the editor-IGU Appointment
  • October 27 -Newsminer-Kassel’s bad performance
  • October 27 - Newsminer-Shefchik’s appointment to temporary IGU Board post approved
  • October 27 - Frontiersman-Houston LNG plan shot down; AIDEA locks Interior Gas Utility into expanding existing Titan plant at Point Mac
  • October 27 - Newminer-Changes to contract worry Interior Gas Utility official
  • October 27 - Webcenter 11-New members join borough assembly
  • October 26 - Alaska Public Radio Network-Mat-Su looks north to Fairbanks for advice on air quality
  • October 26 - Newminer-Pentex sale vote to be held today
  • October 26 - Newsminer-Fairbanks Borough Assembly to decide Shefchik short-term appointment to IGU
  • October 25 - Newsminer letter to the editor-Why this IGU appointment?
  • October 23 - Sunshine State News-FEC concealed plans to move deadly liquefied natural gas next to 110-mph passenger trains
  • October 20 - KUAC-Air quality panel studies technology that may offer lower-cost option for PM2.5 mitigation
  • October 12 - AK Public Media - Interior Gas Utility considers taking over Interior Energy Project
  • October 11 - Newsminer - Williams concedes Fairbanks assembly race to Lojewski
  • October 5 - The Sun Star - Assembly candidates debate community issues
  • October 4 - The Hill – EPA misses smog rule deadline
  • October 4 - Newsminer- Lee wins seat on Interior Gas Utility board; Wilbur re-elected
  • October 4 - KTXA 13-Interior Gas Utility Board Current Results
  • October 4 - Petroleum News - Hilcorp gas supply contract opens way forward for Interior Energy Project
  • October 2 - Alaska Public Media-Three IGU candidates’ top priority:  speeding efforts to bring natural gas to Fairbanks
  • October 2 - Newsminer-Interior Alaska voters have big decisions to make Tuesday
  • October 2 - KUAC Morning Newscast-Three IGU candidates top priority:  Speeding efforts to bring natural gas to Fairbanks
  • September 30 - Webcenter 11-FNSB assembly Seat D candidates
  • September 29 - Petroleum News-There’s now a project; Hilcorp gas supply contract opens way forward for Interior Energy Project
  • September 29 - Newsminer-Ex-real estate agent, baker and professor vie for assembly Seat H
  • September 28 - Newsminer-Five newcomers in the race for Borough Assembly seat E
  • September 27 - Webcenter 11-Three candidates for Interior Gas Utility Board Seat D
  • September 27 - Alaska Journal of Commerce-Progress for Interior gas project with supply contract
  • September 27 - Newsminer-Clear differences characterize race for assembly seat D
  • September 25 - Webcenter 11-Borough’s ‘wood stove change out’ program will transition residents to new burn restrictions
  • September 23 - Newsminer-Three candidates vie for Interior Gas Utility Board
  • September 22 - Newsminer-Big news for natural gas: Approval by state board gets Interior Energy Project in high gear
  • September 22 - Newsminer-AIDEA clears path for natural gas
  • September 21 - Alaska Public Media-New Hilcorp contract pushes Interior Energy Project along
  • September 21 - Newsminer-LNG makes deal with Texas-based firm for supply of natural gas
  • September 20 - Newsminer-Conference aims to help residents improve burning habits, clean the air
  • September 13 - Newsminer-Rep. Wilson accused of ethics violation by legislative committee
  • September 13 - US News and World Report-Alaska State Representative accused of ethics violation
  • September 13 - Alaska Public Media-Arctic climate change researchers still conflicted over UAF’s coal-fired powerplant
  • September 13 - Newsminer-Assembly hopefuls take questions from community
  • September 03 - Petroleum News-EPA approves Fairbanks air quality plan; Borough actions will help address pollution issues but further work needed to fully alleviate particulate levels in winter air
  • September 02 - The Cordova Times-Fairbanks air quality plan okayed by EPA
  • August 31 - Newsminer-EPA approves failed air quality plan as a new plan is being drafted
  • August 30 - Ketchikan Daily News-EPA approves air pollution plan for Fairbanks
  • August 30 - Webcenter 11-EPA, Borough working on plan to address serious air quality issues
  • August 30 - KUAC Morning newscast-EPA approves moderate air quality plan; (begins at 1:32 through 4:50)
  • August 24 - Alaska Public Media-Long awaited Interior natural gas contract expected
  • August 23 - KUAC Morning Newscast-Interior Energy Project Update (begins at 2:50 through the end)
  • August 20 - Petroleum News-AIDEA approves IGU Funding
  • August 20 - Newsminer-Interior Energy Project moving ahead on Pentex purchase
  • August 17 - Ketchikan Daily News-Fairbanks residents get wood moisture notices
  • August 15 - Newsminer-Moisture disclosures now required in firewood purchases
  • August 10 - Newsminer-Fairbanks borough home heating initiative doesn’t make 2017 ballot
  • August 10 - US News-Fairbanks residents eye 2018 ballot for home heat initiative
  • August 3 - Newsminer-Frustrating delays for natural gas:  Interior Energy Project halted in argument about IGU spending
  • July 28 - Petroleum News-IGU takes a pause-Stops work on Interior Energy Project following disagreement over funding
  • July 25 - Alaska Public Media-Slow gas deal causing problems for Interior Energy Project
  • July 24 - Newsminer-FNG ups fixed residential rate for first time in 10 years
  • July 14 - Winter smoke control:  Borough plan conference, mailings on new regulations
  • July 6 - Newsminer-Interior Gas Utility delays authorization to buy Pentex
  • June 20 - Newsminer-New smoke pollution rules make it harder to ignore burn bans
  • June 16 - Newsminer-The pursuit of happiness
  • June 12 - KUAC Local News-Borough air quality letters yield single citation
  • June 11 - Newsminer-One day conference focuses on wood burning
  • June 2 - KUAC Local news-FNSB reject air quality ballot measure   (From 07:56 to 08:59)
  • May 31- Newminer-Fairbanks borough rejects air quality ballot measure application
  • May 31 - Newsminer-State regulator:  Borough's proposed air pollution rules insufficient
  • May 31 - KUAC Local News-FNSB vetting ordinance to tighten wood and coal burning (0:54 through 2:47)
  • May 28 - Newsminer-Air quality action warranted
  • May 26 - Newsminer-Salcha man to try to overturn Fairbanks-area smoke pollution rules
  • May 24 - Alaska Journal of Commerce-Delays continue to beset Interior gas project
  • May 21 -Alaska Dispatch News-State boosts restrictions on wood sellers in battle against Fairbanks air pollution
  • May 21 - Petroleum News-DEC acts on Fairbanks air quality
  • May 16 - SNL Financial-Group threatens lawsuit if US regulator approves LNG transport by rail
  • May 15 - Newsminer-New smoke pollution rules to be introduced in Fairbanks, North Pole
  • May 14 - Petroleum News-EPA up Fairbanks air quality ante
  • May 12 - Webcenter 11-DEC implements measures to improve air quality
  • May 10 - DESMOG-Secretly approved in Alaska, will LNG trains soon appear in rest of US?
  • May 7 - Petroleum News-Pentex sale deadline extended
  • May 6 - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman-Is the Mat-Su's air polluted?  Valley residents question whether borough should enter into MOU with DEC
  • May 3 - Webcenter 11-Worsening particulate levels are a growing concern in FNSB
  • May 2 - Newsminer-Dealing with a serious problem:  Borough air quality status requires action from leaders, residents
  • The AP article, "EPA classifies Fairbanks smoke pollution as serious" was carried on other media sources nationally.  Below is a small sampling:

     

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