Wednesday, May 06, 2009 0 Responses
Juneau, Alaska - Governor Palin today welcomed the news that U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary Thomas Barrett, a retired U.S. Coast Guard vice admiral, was selected as deputy federal coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects.
Barrett will serve as deputy of the Office of the Federal Coordinator (OFC), an independent agency reporting to the White House on Alaska gas pipeline issues. He will work with OFC Director Drue Pearce to direct the activities and authorities vested in the OFC, and will manage its Alaska office.
“Vice Admiral Barrett’s career has put him in positions to protect Alaska’s people, fisheries, and environment,” Governor Palin said. “We are fortunate to have him watching over the development and construction of the Alaska natural gas pipeline. This appointment demonstrates the federal commitment to this project.”
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