JUNEAU - The state's getting some help paying for a study aimed at identifying potential hazards along a proposed natural gas line in Alaska.
The office of federal coordinator for Alaska gas projects says it's putting $250,000 toward the $1.75 million aerial, laser-imaging data study being commissioned by the state. Federal coordinator Larry Persily says the information gathered can be used not only for potential pipeline projects but also for road and other work.
The data collection area would cover 2,440 square miles, including proposed pipeline routes from the North Slope to Canada and from Delta Junction to Valdez.
The state's request for proposals is due this month.