Update: Alaska permitting bills moving quickly

Bills introduced by Gov. Sean Parnell last month designed to streamline permitting are moving quickly through the legislative process, as detailed in an article that appeared yesterday in the Alaska Journal of Commerce.

Pebble Watch recently reported on Senate bills 26 and 27, and House bills 77 and 78, as they have potential to impact permitting and development on the proposed Pebble mine.

Status: Senate bills 26 and 27 are on the agenda for discussion by the Senate Finance Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. House bills 77 and 78 have been referred to the House Rules Committee.

Full Alaska Journal of Commerce article

Pebble Watch post describing the bills

Documents related to these bills, including letters in support and opposition

Proceedings and testimony from recent committee meetings regarding the bills: