December 9, 2009 7:44 PM

Obama choice to head Alaska pipeline project wins bipartisan praise

President Barack Obama has nominated Larry Persily, a former journalist and political aide, to serve as the federal coordinator for the Alaska natural gas pipeline project, a multi-billion dollar project that would carry natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48. Persily, who worked in Alaska's D.C. office when Sarah Palin was Alaska's governor, was recommended for the post by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska.

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