Energy secretary to visit Alaska next week

Energy Secretary Ernest MonizErnest Jeffrey MonizStop wasting tax dollars on failing nuclear projects Trump vows hard line with Iran, setting stage to decertify deal Renewing America’s commitment to nuclear energy MORE plans to visit Alaska next week, Sen. Mark BegichMark Peter BegichPerez creates advisory team for DNC transition The future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (D-Alaska) said.

Begich told Alaska Dispatch News that Moniz will participate in a roundtable on the state's massive gas pipeline project.

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The project in question is a planned gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export facility that is being pushed by the state, BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada.

A spokesman for the Energy Department wouldn't confirm the roundtable but did tell the Dispatch News that Moniz will be in Alaska.