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The Alaska Pipeline
Further Reading

Web Sites | Books

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company: Pipeline Facts
The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company represents a consortium of oil companies that run the Trans-Alaska pipeline. Their site includes news releases, technical papers, data, and pipeline trivia.

Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Renewal Environmental Impact Statement
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management co-presents this site with Argonne National Laboratory, a Department of Energy research center. Click "Renewal EIS" up top to review a summary of the pipeline's current Environmental Impact Statement, or "TAPS Guide" to explore history, maps, and photos of the pipeline.

Revisiting the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Find out more about the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act from this educational site dedicated to Alaska Native history, languages and culture.

Fineberg Research: Alaska Petroleum Information
Richard Fineberg, a former journalist and Alaska state government oil and gas policy advisor who is now a pipeline watchdog, produces this site. The site publishes stories about the economics and environmental aspects of the Alaska pipeline, and reports every leak, spill or mishap.

U.S. Geological Service: Alaska Petroleum Studies Project
Find fact sheets and geological surveys and reports for Alaska's North Slope and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, from this government web site.

Extreme Oil
The companion Web site to a 2004 PBS program presents information about how oil travels from the ground to the gas pump; key events in science, politics and the environment; and the science behind oil extraction.

American Experience: Building the Alaska Highway
This companion Web site explores another major Alaska construction project: the building of the Alcan highway during World War II. The site offers background information on Alaska Natives, a comprehensive map of Alaska history, a feature exploring how roads are built under Alaska's challenging cold-weather conditions, a virtual road trip, and more.

Web Sites | Books

Austin, John. "Alaska's Oil Boom: Rush for Riches on the Great Pipeline." Time, June 2, 1975.

Berry, Mary Clay. The Alaska Pipeline: The Politics of Oil and Native Land Claims. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 1975.

Brown, Tom. Oil on Ice: Alaskan Wilderness at the Crossroads. San Francisco, California: Sierra Club, 1971.

Coates, Peter. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Controversy: Technology, Conservation and the Frontier. Alaska: University of Alaska Press, 1991.

Coates, Peter. "The Trans-Alaska Pipeline's Twentieth Birthday: Commemoration, Celebration, and the Taming of the Silver Snake." The Public Historian, Spring 2001, Vol. 23, No. 2, Pages 63-86.

Cole, Dermot. Amazing Pipeline Stories: How Building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Transformed Life in America's Last Frontier. Fairbanks, Alaska: Epicenter Press 1997.

Dixon, Mim. What Happened to Fairbanks: The Effects of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline on the Community of Fairbanks. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1978.

Hammond, Jay. Tales of Alaska's Bush Rat Governor: The Extraordinary Autobiography of Jay Hammond, Wilderness Guide and Reluctant Politician. Fairbanks, Alaska: Epicenter Press, 1994.

Hickel, Walter J. Crisis in the Commons: The Alaska Solution. Oakland, California: Institute for Contemporary Studies, 2002.

LaRocca Joe. Alaska Agonistes: The Age of Petroleum: How Big Oil Bought Alaska. North East, Pennsylvania: North East Rare Books Ink, 2004.

McGinnis, Joe. Going to Extremes. New York: Longitude, 1989.

McGrath, Ed. Inside the Alaska Pipeline. Millbrae, CA: Celestial Arts, 1977.

Mead, Robert Douglas. Journeys Down the Line: Building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1978.

Roderick, Jack. Crude Dreams: A Personal History of Oil and Politics in Alaska. Fairbanks, Alaska: Epicenter Press, Inc., 1997.

Roscow, James P. 800 Miles to Valdez. London, United Kingdom: Prentice Hall International, Inc., 1977.

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