|By Rep. Les Gara
Alaska has the highest energy prices in the nation. The solution to the problem isn't rejecting funds that could (if we choose) be dedicated to build wind, hydro and other renewable energy production.
Urban Alaska is facing a dangerous short-term shortage of natural gas. Rep. Les Gara is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 23rd District since 2003.
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