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Attorney General Releases Statement Regarding Potential Conflict of Interest Involving Cook Inlet Coal Development

October 4, 2004

(Anchorage) - At a press conference today Attorney General Gregg Renkes issued a statement regarding recent issues raised concerning his involvement with companies proposing to develop the Cook Inlet coal fields in concert with the Taiwanese government.

Renkes statement follows an announcement on Sunday that Governor Frank H. Murkowski asked former U.S. Attorney in Alaska Robert Bundy to serve as an outside counsel to review all available information on this topic. The appointment of an outside counsel was made at Renkes' request. At the conclusion of this independent review Bundy will issue a report that he will make available to the public.

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