On September 7, 2011, the State of Alaska moved to eliminate one of the arguments in our initial appeal, filed on August 26, 2011, of the Healy Basin Gas Exploration Final Best Interest Finding. Our attorney, Peter Van Tuyn, filed an opposition to the motion on September 20, 2011. The judge will rule on the state’s motion soon, and after his ruling, the State of Alaska will have 20 days to file its opening brief.
Further delays and legal wranglings could occur. When all parties have completed their briefs and motions, the judge will then consider the arguments and make his decision. The review and final decision could take several months.
To read copies of the state’s motion to strike and DCC’s opposition, click the links below.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank those who have already contributed to our effort. We need additional contributions to our Gas Fund. Please visit our Healy Basin Gas webpage to learn more and to make a contribution.