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Fairbanks City Council Grants Utility Power

Fairbanks, AK - The Fairbanks City Council has granted utility power to the North Star Borough for creation of a natural gas distribution utility. The power transfer follows similar action by the city of North Pole last week. It’s part of a plan being pushed by borough Mayor Luke Hopkins and a group of assembly members to finance infrastructure needed to truck North Slope gas to Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, gas is a cheaper, cleaner fuel alternative for Fairbanks, but the project requires major investment.