Governors assess gas supply, urge Alaska pipeline construction

With hydroelectricity at all time lows and power demand growing, western governors Friday called for construction of the natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the continental US, and an immediate assessment of gas availability and transmission capacity to determine if supplies will be adequate this summer. They also agreed to ask Vice-Pres. Dick Cheney´┐Żs task force to work with them to increase electricity supplies by extending the of life existing generation and bringing backup generation online.

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