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Midnight Oil

Jun 27, 2017

When Alaska became a state, the federal government agreed to hand over more than 100 million acres. There was just one problem. Alaska Native people already claimed that land. Then Alaska struck oil, and the question of who owned what land in the 49th state went all the way to the White House.


Jun 20, 2017

Oil started flowing down the trans-Alaska pipeline forty years ago, transforming Alaska into a wealthy oil state. But if it weren’t for a few determined individuals, the giant oil field that started it all might still be hidden under the tundra today.


Jun 8, 2017

On June 20, Alaska's Energy Desk launches Midnight Oil, a new podcast about the 800-mile pipeline that shaped Alaska as we know it.

Eight episodes in all, releasing every Tuesday through August 8th.