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Alyeska Pipeline Service Company: Pipeline Facts
http://www.alyeska-pipe.com/pipelinefacts.html
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
http://tapseis.anl.gov/index.cfm
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
http://www.alaskool.org/projects/ancsa/ancsaindx.htm
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
http://www.finebergresearch.com/
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
http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/regional_studies/alaska_old/alaskaoverview.html
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
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/extremeoil/index.html
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
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/alaska/
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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