JUNEAU -

The House Resources Committee has advanced its rewrite of legislation meant to advance a major liquefied natural gas project.

Some members expressed lingering concerns about whether this is the best deal the state could get. But some expressed comfort, too, in the work the committee put into the bill, in understanding the issue and in working to protect the state's interest.

Resources considered dozens of amendments in a process that began last Friday. The bill currently has two additional committees of referral though House Speaker Mike Chenault has indicated the referral to Labor and Commerce could be waived and the bill sent to House Finance.