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Book explores oil industry's impact on Alaska

...How Big Oil Bought Alaska By Joe LaRocca. Rare Books, 2003. 441 another matter. Journalist Joe LaRocca is the latest quixotic entrant...insights? In the fall of 1967, Joe LaRocca left his home state of Pennsylvania...
Not me

...occurring circa 1972 concerning me: "Independent Journalist Joe LaRocca, whose writing appears mainly in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...published to know the true facts in this matter. Thank you. Joe LaRocca North East, Pa.
Another explanation for low oil production

...even higher, but their taxes lower, assuming the state Legislature succumbs to their crafty strategy. One wonders whether the Murkowski administration is naively oblivious to, or callously complicit with it. Joe LaRocca North East, Pa.
Lawmakers indulge in state-funded junket

...past experience is any indication, most of those who go will attend few if any of the conference sessions, and instead gad about Washington at public expense or visit relatives or friends on the East Coast. Joe LaRocca North East, Pa.
Book reviewer puzzles

...explain in the forward), it would have been redundant to include them in foot or chapter notes as well. The reviewer is the only reader I know who wishes my book were longer rather than shorter. Joe LaRocca North East (Erie County), Pa.
Editorial legitimizes oil pipeline myths

...proportionately share if it owned a piece of the pipeline. As the editorial points out, there are compelling reasons why the state should not. But the pipeline's present and future earning capacity is not one of them. Joe LaRocca North East, Pa.
Worth a Pulitzer Prize?

...and further interviews with those employees himself without delay and without the intrusive and intimidating presence of BP/Nabors representatives. Since he didn't, he should be fired for non-feasance. Joe LaRocca Erie County, Pa.
Pipeline not exempt from antitrust laws

...proposed North Slope gas pipeline is exempt from antitrust constraints, it will still be a monopoly which, in and of itself, is not illegal. The only issue is whether it will be a properly regulated monopoly. Joe LaRocca North East, Pa.
My Turn: Muskoxen are a conservation success

...are also valued for their fine inner wool called qiviut, which supports a cottage industry of spinners and weavers.Joe LaRocca worked as a newsman in Alaska for 20 year and is the author of "Alaska Agonistes: The Age of Petroleum - How Big Oil...

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