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The Trans-Alaska Pipeline controversy: technology, by Peter Coates

By Peter Coates

This quantity chronicles the evolution of conservationist quandary over Alaska in view that the United States obtained it. Coates experiences the advancements that aroused challenge, investigates the adjustments within the nature and power of the worry, and assesses the debates over those matters.

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All the Page 15 way," he replied, meaning Anchorage, some 800 miles south. That afternoon I was back at Coldfoot Services drinking more tea, while my ride-giver, Bob, napped for a few hours in the sleeper at the back of his cab. All the regulars had their own coffee mugs hanging in rows on the wall behind the service counter. "Long Distance" came in. The wallpaper in the bathroom was decorated with trucks like a kid's bedroom and covered with anti-Texan and anti-Teamsters slogans. Probably the least crude was the exhortation, "Flush Twice, Jesse Carr lives in California'' (Jesse Carr was boss of the powerful Alaskan Teamsters Local 959).

The wallpaper in the bathroom was decorated with trucks like a kid's bedroom and covered with anti-Texan and anti-Teamsters slogans. Probably the least crude was the exhortation, "Flush Twice, Jesse Carr lives in California'' (Jesse Carr was boss of the powerful Alaskan Teamsters Local 959). I was grateful for a few quiet hours and the opportunity to stretch. Bob hailed from southern Missouri and, like many other Alaskans, came north during the pipeline construction boom. He was a great country-and-western fan.

00, plus eight cents per page, per copy is paid directly to the Copyright Clearance Center, 27 Congress Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970. O. Box 39, Clarkson Pstl. Stn. 48-1984.  Coates. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references.  Trans Alaska Pipeline System.  PetroleumPipe lines Environmental aspectsAlaska.  Trans Alaska Pipeline System Public opinion.  EnvironmentalistsUnited StatesAttitudes.  ConservationistsUnited StatesAttitudes.  Alaska History1867-1959.  Title. 8'2314'09798dc20 89-45420 CIP PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Page 5 For Graziella, Lotte, and Allan and to the memory of Prince William Sound Page 7 Contents List of Maps and Charts 9 Preface 11 Acknowledgments 17 Introduction 19 1 The Frontier Image and Environmental Reality, 1867-1940 27 2 The Impact of War 63 3 Boosters and Conservationists in the Postwar Era 81 4 Project Chariot, 1958-1963 111 5 Rampart Dam, 1959-1967 134 6 Oil: The Forces Gather, 1966-1969 162 7 The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Controversy: 1, 1969-1971 175 8 The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Controversy: 2, 1971-1974 217 9 The Pipeline Project 251 10 After the Pipeline 303 Notes 324 Select Bibliography 407 Index 433 Page 9 Maps and Charts Federal Reserves and Transportation Routes (1942) 66 The Alaska Highway and Canol Project 73 Project Chariot: Harbor Configurations 113 Project Chariot: Cape Thompson Region 114 Rampart Dam 135 Arctic Oil Pipeline Routes 177 Permafrost in Alaska 181 Pole Jacking and Ice Lenses 182 The Trans-Canadian Alternative (With Arctic Oil Provinces and Caribou Ranges) 232 Refrigerated Burial; Buried Game Crossings 257 Revegetation of the Pipeline Area 259 The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (1987) 310 Page 11 Preface One evening in mid-August a few years ago I stood beside the old Trans-Alaska Pipeline haul road, now called the Dalton Highway, just beyond Coldfoot in the southern Brooks Range.

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