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Bob Blair's Pipeline

Bob Blair's Pipeline

The Business and Politics of Northern Energy Development Projects

By François Bregha

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Written in the early 80s, this book brings to life the fascinating story of pipeliners, politicians and the chase for the big energy dollars.
François Bregha discusses the implications of the federal Liberal government's 1980 decision to support the prebuild of a section of the Alaska Highway pipeline project, permitting the export of Alberta gas to American markets at a time when Canada was struggling to conserve non-renewable resources. Bregha traces the steps by which the Liberal government concluded a bad deal, under intense pressure from the Alberta government, Alberta gas producers and the ever-active Bob Blair, whose Foothills company stood to gain huge windfall profits from the project.
Bob Blair's Pipeline is a fascinating account of conflict and accomodation between business and several levels of government in the highly-charged field of northern energy development.

"Bregha does more than chronicle the pipeline's development. He raises several questions about the government's policies at that time, including what the pipeline decision will tell Canadians about the way the government deals with complex issues involving national interest."

- The Canadian Press

"Bregha gives a thorough history of the project and why its form has changed over time... a fascinating insight into the politics of pipelines."

- Regina Leader-Post

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 247 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1981
ISBN: 9780888624390
Format: 9in x 5.75in

BISAC Code:  BUS068000, POL024000
Imprint: Lorimer


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