Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
NORTH TO ALASKA Alaskans are icy to pipeline foes Alaska On the streets of the capital of and farther south in the Ton- gass in the port city of bumper stickers carry the simple Club Go groups in Alas- says Lew the managing editor of the Ketchi- kan Daily very un- right On the North Slope of hard by the Arctic By Murray Newspaper Enterprise Association where oil was in there may be a reserve of as many as 200 billion barrels just one Prudhoe argues Gov. William A. are upwards of 16 billion barrels of oil available to meet our nation's critical energy needs.'' But construction of a pipeline to carry the from Prudhoe Bay across the heart of the 49th state to Valdez near the Gulf of Alas- ka and then by tanker to such cities as Seattle was blocked legally for five years by the environmentalists. Ketchi- there are eight Sierra Club members says Juneau news- paperman John the Sierra Club's crown The pipeline has so dominat- ed the thinking of Alaskans that the Watergate hearings back in Washington scarcely intrude on the public ken. whole bunch of them are says the feeling and let's get back to the Alaska The reason is quite material. Alaska is faced with an immin- ent fiscal crisis. The state has over million surplus in its treasury. Bight now. But it's spending at a deficit of 5125 million annually. Unless the pipeline goes with its cents-per-barrel tax on Alas- ka could go bankrupt within five years. a state with a little over people in a enchanting terrain which is 93 per cent federal is prone to misconceptions by Americans from the also called should these outsiders come complains tell us what to do with our He's sitting in the famed Red Dog Saloon in just' in from a few days fishing. He's really a heavy construction man who bought a rig in anticipation of the pipeline construction. He lost it in the delay over legal hassles be- cause he couldn't keep up the payments. never seen anything fac- tual written about complains John a young third generation Alas- kan born and bred in Juneau. even by National Geo- graphic or when they came in here. There's a mys- tique they're always confusing. go to a place like New and all I get asked 'How's your There of no igloo within hundreds of miles be- cause this isn't Eskimo coun- try in the coast-hugging islands and inlets called the Alaska the gateway to the Yukon. There are sedate Anglo-Saxon settlements in those few har- bors where the tree-laced fjords flatten out with a sprin- kling of Tlingit and Haida In- dians. never had an Indian says Lew Williams. suddenly they've discov- I ered they're a minority They want to go back and find their going back to the territorial days before Alas- ka became a state in In- dians have participated in gov- ernment. One of the most res- pected men in the Inland Pas- sage country is Frank Brado- a Tlingit from just outside wno served more than a quarter of a century in the legislature. The climate is relatively mild though very except when the Taku winds come blowing off the Juneau glacier at 100 mues an hour and drive the chill factor down to 70 below zero in winter. Surrounded by splendi- ferous Juneau as a capital city is about as isolated as Gangtok in Sikkim. No roads lead to or away from it. An airport and harbor connect it to the outside world. there's a move to shift the capital to Alas- ka's largest which would fold up all Juneau's wooden But Alaskans like their wil- derness isolation. like the trees and the woods and the says better than ce- ment. We'd not like the prob- lems of peoples in the States.'1 The lower 43. that is. Enterprise Augutt 1973 THE LETHMIDGI HUUIO TTiis is the route of the proposed Canadian pipeline Route of the Alaska tanker pipeline Proscription Sunglasses Repairs All the Latest Styles From me Leaders km Eyewear Fashion OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. DEALERSHIP OPPORTUNITY NEW MIRACLE Repines Point on ANY SURFACE Join the worldwide lucccuful team of dcalm. is a product of the QUAKE1 PAINT has had 40 years of field testing and is guaranteed for 20 with a life expectancy af up to 30 years. means PAINT No experience is some management ability is an asset. 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