As Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski frets about bureaucratic delays to approval of the Alaska gas pipeline, perhaps he ought to have a chat with some of his counterparts and decision-makers in the U.S. Senate and elsewhere.
We Canadians are also familiar with the concept of delays as we wait for resolution of our softwood and cattle disputes. Perhaps there is a way around this impasse.
It is well-known that cattle emit huge amounts of methane gas as a byproduct of their digestive systems. If the United States were to open the door to live-cattle exports, it would get the energy it needs and we would have a market for our four-legged gas wells.
This could all be done far faster and more cheaply than building a pipeline.