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A Federal Bureaucrat On Thursday Will Determine the Future of Alaska

Dave Harbour is a retired member of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. He is former Chairman of the Alaska Council on Economic Education and the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. He is publisher of: www.northerngaspipelines.com, the original gas pipeline public service webpage for Alaska and Northern Canada.
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Reference: Below is Thursday’s schedule:
Public Forum on Offshore Drilling
Panelists and Elected Officials
Anchorage, Alaska
August 26, 2010
8:00 a.m. - Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. 
Panel I
Leslie Pearson
Person Consulting
Ron Morris
Alaska Clean Seas
Marilyn Heiman
Director, U.S. Arctic and Offshore Energy Reform Programs
Pew Environment Group
Dr. Michael Castellini
Interim Dean, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Panel II
Peter K. Velez, Global Emergency Response Manager
Shell International E&P Inc.
Johnny Aiken, Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission 
Alan A. Allen, Oil Spill Consultant, Spiltec.com
Panel III
Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Senator from Alaska
Mark Begich
U.S. Senator from Alaska
Edward S. Itta
Mayor, North Slope Borough
Larry Hartig
Commissioner, Alaska State Department of Environmental Conservation
On behalf of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell
Caroline Cannon
President of the Native Village of Point Hope