Environmental groups fought hard to stop the trans-Alaska
pipeline. Ultimately they lost. But along the way they turned an
obscure bit of federal code into required environmental scrutiny
for every major construction project.
About the Podcast
Midnight Oil is the story of the pipeline that changed everything for Alaska and helped shape the modern environmental movement. The Trans Alaska Pipeline turns 40 this summer. Alaska's Energy Desk is marking the anniversary with a podcast that explores how Prudhoe Bay was discovered and what followed: the booms and busts, social progress and scandals, engineering marvels and environmental disasters.