Today, the trans-Alaska pipeline carries a quarter of what it
did in its heyday. And so Alaska is facing the question its been
ducking for forty years: Will we always be an oil state?
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.