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The content of this manuscript is only as valuable and useful to the reader as the credibility of the authors.
honesty, integrity, and therefore the credibility, of the authors of
this book is unquestionable to the limit of their combined facts and
I can personally attest to many of the facts, and
certainly many of the conversations quoted in the book, as I spent a
week with Chaplain Lindsey on the North Slope of Alaska during the
construction of the Trans-Alaska pipeline. I was privileged to talk with
high officials of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. For reasons unknown
to me, I was given access to private information that apparently very
few outsiders were ever given. I moved among the men at work and in the
barracks. My week on the North Slope was a liberal education.
motivation for this book is to bring facts to the American people as the
authors know them. They do not have a political ax to grind nor any
personal advantage by bringing forth these facts. Our President has
stated that our energy problem is the equivalent of war. Yet he has
embraced policies that have continually discouraged and hampered the
development of our oil industry.
Nearly ten years ago President Nixon
warned of a pending energy shortage unless our domestic production be
drastically increased, but Congress insisted on restrictive price
Congress has been urged-and sometimes threatened-by
special interest groups to take a negative stance on energy production,
but they have miserably failed to take proper action to increase our
domestic production. In fact, as you read this book you must come to the
realization that energy production has been fiercely stifled by
"Government Bureaucracy, " and Congress has sat on its collective hands.
the reader, will be left to make your own conclusions as to why this
set of facts and circumstances conflict many times with what we have
been told by the news media-which is fed its information by Government
Agencies and Departments.
It is with great pride and pleasure
that I endorse this manuscript and compliment the authors for taking
time to do the research and make it available to all of us.
March 19, 1980.
Hugh M. Chance,
Former Senator of The State of Colorado.