In Memory of Sen. Ted Stevens: Stevens stood his ground for Alaska
One piece at a time over 40 years, politics aside, Sen. Ted Stevens helped his state build a thriving oil and gas industry
By Steve Quinn
For Petroleum News
Before Alaska could build an 800-mile long oil pipeline, sending Prudhoe Bay crude to market, there was a debt that needed repaying: land owed to Alaska Natives.
It was a century old obligation that would nearly cost freshman Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens his job.
Instead, he turned the nationís....
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