I'm an East Coast transplant living it up in Southeast Alaska. Here's what it's like...
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Dear God, please give us the gas pipeline, and don't let us piss it away this time!
I was reminiscing this morning about the Alyeska Pipeline with transports oil from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope down to the port of Valdez. Thanks to the construction of the pipeline, the Permanent Fund was established, and yours truly has a job. The pipeline also converted Alaska from the most taxed states to the least taxed state in the U.S. Here in Alaska, we don't pay state income tax- the state pays us (Permanent Fund Dividend).
Here are some pictures from my trip to the Alaska Interior in 2008. We paralleled the pipeline much of the way between Glennallen and Fairbanks.