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The Emperor's New Hose



How Big Oil Gets Rich Gambling with Alaska’s Environment

A Status Report on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System

By: Richard A. Fineberg
Prepared for the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility
June 2002


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(This chapter includes the following sections)
A. Introduction
B. The Promises of 1997: Alyeska’s Briefing Document
C. Is This Operational Excellence?


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(This chapter includes the following sections)
A. Introduction: JPO’s Comprehensive Monitoring Program (CMP) Reports
B. The CMP Report on Alyeska Operations
C. The CMP Report on Alyeska’s Construction Program
D. The CMP Report on Alyeska’s Maintenance Program
E. Conclusions


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(This chapter includes the following sections)
A. Introduction
B. The Botched Restart of September 22
C. The Bullet Hole Spill Response (October 4-6)
D. Conclusions


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(This chapter includes the following sections)
A. Introduction
B. Estimated TAPS Carriers’ Rate of Return on TAPS Investment
C. TAPS DR&R Over-Collection
D. Conclusions


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(This chapter includes the following sections)
A. Introduction
B. The TAPS Owners’ Application for Grant and Lease Renewal
C. Conclusions
D. Recommendations.


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(This chapter includes the following sections)
A. U.S. DOT Enforcement Actions on TAPS
B. TAPS Seismic Liquefaction Stability Concerns
C. Calculating TAPS Owner Return on Investment