ANCHORAGE, Sept. 10, 2018 — Gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy released the following statement in response to today’s announcement regarding the state’s letter of understanding with the Point Thomson working interest owners on the Alaska LNG Project.

“We all support monetizing our vast natural gas resources for the benefit of all Alaskans. But for Alaskans to benefit, the project must make economic sense, and today’s announcement doesn’t change that underlying fact. Without further information, and with too many unanswered questions, we don’t know if today’s news represents a positive step forward for the project. What we do know is that press releases don’t build pipelines.

“Our campaign remains committed to a project that maximizes the benefit to all Alaskans without jeopardizing our financial future, one driven by the private sector, not politics.”