Many U.S. citizens and policymakers look to Alaska as a resource storehouse for the remaining years of 1980s and beyond. This book examines the federal and state policies, economic and political constraints, and social consequences of Alaskan resources development during two decades.
1. Introduction 2. Evolution of Alaska Land Policy 3. Alaska's Petroleum-Based Economy 4. Nonfuel Minerals and Coal 5. Renewable Resources 6. Environmental Issues 7. Resource Development and Alaska Wealth Management 8. Conclusion: The Limits of Policy