As Alaskans all over the state are spending their $1,200 energy relief money on everything from actual energy relief to big screen tv's, Adak will be in the dark.
It's not a hurricane or some natural disaster.
Adak can't pay their oil bills, so the oil company that delivers out there is cutting them off.
My cousin is doing research in Adak, a largely Native community, formerly a military station, and was told she would probably be going home early. The city and state have not found solutions, a problem that's been on the radar, and the power will be shut off this weekend.
Adak was in the high 40's yesterday. Winter is coming, and the residents will be figuring out what to do with no power.
My question - where is Sarah Palin? Where was she before this, when they were trying to work out the problem, and had to shut off the power at night on a few occasions to conserve? Where is she now as Adak faces a dark week, and a cold winter? Will she be showing up at next week's Rural Energy Conference?
She has disappointed lawmakers and residents alike with her previous Rural vetoes. And energy vetoes (except the oil ones, of course.) Yes, this is how she runs our state, this is what's happening under her watch.
I don't know that she'd be that sympathetic anyways - she already vetoed funding for some Rural energy relief - she line-item vetoed funding for the Yupiit School District's energy costs when they were more then the district could handle.
I wonder if Adak will similarily be left to just deal with it?
UPDATE: "nomad toes" left this link, from a few weeks ago.
LATEST UPDATE: The Anchorage Daily News finally reported on it! Sept. 15 ADN
STRANGE... The article also in the Daily News, same day, specifically targeting RURAL ENERGY didn't mention it...