Letter: Giveaway hurts gas line prospect

Alaskans’ dream of a gas line may never come true, due to the epic mistake or design of one man: Sean Parnell. Our governor, backed by Republican legislators, gave away billions of our oil wealth for nothing in return. We know this portion of the twisted tale is already history. 

What most voters do not realize is that those same giveaway politicians with SB 21 also eliminated the state’s leverage to get a gas line deal. A recent news report said oil companies now want big breaks on gas taxes! I would bet the same so-called conservatives who sold us out on oil are working on a bill to rip off Alaska’s gas wealth. Watch them closely.

— Chaz Rivas