Trans Alaska Pipeline

Elected Leaders of both the Fairbanks North Star Borough and City of Fairbanks said Wednesday that they and their staffs are studying how they'll deal with what Gov. Mike Dunleavy's calls “massive” funding cuts to municipalities contained in his proposed budget.

Pipeline Trek 2.0 Same, Different For Rozell

May 16, 2017
Ned Rozell

Most Alaskans get out for a few summer day hikes, but a UAF Science writer is tackling something more ambitious. Ned Rozell is walking the length of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, 800 miles of tundra, mountain ranges and river crossings. As KUAC’s Robert Hannon reports, it’s the second time Rozell has hiked the route.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has been able to get back to a remote spot along the Dalton Highway where a fuel tanker wrecked and overturned Sunday night, spilling 1,200 gallons of diesel. The spill and a fire that burned the wrecked rig occurred near the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Tim Ellis/KUAC

Longtime environmental activist Brock Evans came to Fairbanks last week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act. Nearly 110 million acres of land in the United States, including 55 million in Alaska, have been withdrawn from development under the law. Evans also is promoting his latest campaign, which calls for America’s youth to assume leadership of the green movement. Evans learned that local youths are already tackling one of the Fairbanks area’s most pressing environmental issues.

Harvey Barrison

Wax build up caused by low oil throughput is continuing to cause problems for Trans Alaska Pipeline operators.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the wax is at the heart of recent trouble with mechanical pigs used to clean the inside of the pipeline.

Oil Sands RR to Alaska

Nov 21, 2012

A Canadian company is pushing a rail link from Alberta to Delta Junction.  Vancouver based Generating for 7 Generations or “G-7-G” wants to build the 16 hundred mile rail road to export oil sands through the Trans Alaska Pipeline.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

BIG DELTA -- State agencies are working on a plan to build a new boat launch in Big Delta to replace a poorly designed but heavily used boat ramp located just off the Richardson Highway on the Tanana River bank.