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Free eBook The Eskimo and The Oil Man: The Battle at the Top of the World for America's Future download ISBN: 1455525243
Author: Bob Reiss
Publisher: Business Plus (May 15, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 320
Category: Engineering & Transportation
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I've met Bob Reiss in person. This book has made a big world seem a lot more tangible. I look forward to meeting again. I will have a lot of questions for you Mr. Reiss.

I've met Bob Reiss in person. The first time was in a classroom as a guest speaker about 6 months before this book was published. The second was at Green drinks. Both times I found Mr. Reiss to be an amazing speaker. He has an objective perspective that is refreshing and informative.

Bob Reiss captures the expanse, the challenge, and the potential of the changing Arctic, and the clear need for a bold national . Reiss has published 14 novels under both his own name and the pseudonym Ethan Black.

Bob Reiss captures the expanse, the challenge, and the potential of the changing Arctic, and the clear need for a bold national strategy to realize the promise of this extraordinary frontier. Gary Roughead, Admiral, . Navy (Retired) former Chief of Naval Operations. An on-the-ice view of the struggle over offshore oil exploration in Alaska.

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Bob Reiss, a journalist and book author, who writes about ecological disasters . Reiss most was the paradox of the EPA’s own Environmental Appeals Board

Bob Reiss, a journalist and book author, who writes about ecological disasters . Reiss most was the paradox of the EPA’s own Environmental Appeals Board. overturning air-quality permits in December 2010 that were necessary for Shell to. operate vessels, a major source of air pollution, in the Arctic and which have been.

The Arctic century is upon us. A great jockeying for power and influence has erupted among nations in the high north. At stake are trillions of dollars in profit or loss, US security, geopolitical influence and the fate of a fragile environment as well as the region's traditional people. As the ice melts and oil companies venture north, the polar regions may become the next Panama Canal, the next Arabian Peninsula-places on earth that remain relatively unknown in one century and become pivotal in the next.

Автор: Reiss, Bob Название: The Eskimo and The Oil Man .

At stake are trillions of dollars in profit or loss, US security, geopolitical influence and the fate of a fragile environment as well as the region's traditional people.

Bob Reiss, author, The Eskimo and The Oil Man: The Battle at the Top of the World for America’s Future. The Honorable Edward Itta, Former Mayor North Slope Borough. HOST: Alaska Dispatch. EVENT: Arctic Imperative Summit 2012. RECORDED: August 25, 2012 at Alyeska Resort. BROADCAST ON KSKA: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:00 . REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00 . Addressing alaskans archive.

The Arctic century is upon us. A great jockeying for power and influence has erupted among nations in the high north. At stake are trillions of dollars in profit or loss, US security, geopolitical influence and the fate of a fragile environment as well as the region's traditional people. As the ice melts and oil companies venture north, the polar regions may become the next Panama Canal, the next Arabian Peninsula-places on earth that remain relatively unknown in one century and become pivotal in the next. Now Shell oil plans to sink exploratory wells in the pristine waters off the North Slope of Alaska-a site that the company believes contains three times as much oil as the Gulf of Mexico.THE ESKIMO AND THE OIL MAN tells this story through the eyes of two men, one an Iñupiat Eskimo leader on Alaska's North Slope, the other the head of Shell Oil's Alaska venture. Their saga is set against the background of an undersea land rush in the Arctic, with Russian bombers appearing off Alaska's coast, and rapid changes in ice that put millions of sea mammals at risk. The men's decisions will affect the daily lives of all Americans, in their cities and towns and also in their pocketbooks. The story begins as a fight and ends with a surprise.In the spirit of Thomas L. Friedman's Hot, Flat, and Crowded, bestselling author Bob Reiss traveled in America's High North over three years and spent time with scientists, diplomats, military planners, Eskimo whale hunters and officials at the highest levels of the government. He traveled to remote villages and sailed on a US icebreaker. THE ESKIMO AND THE OIL MAN reflects the issues dividing every American community wrestling with the balance between energy use and environmental protection, our love of cheap gas and the romance of pristine wilderness.
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6snake6
To glance at this book's title, and to read the dust jacket, it would appear to be ostensibly about the conflict between the chief Shell Oil executive in Alaska and the Inupiat Eskimo leader of the North Slope Borough in northern Alaska. To be sure, there is a fair degree of conflict between these individuals which is documented in the book. However there is also a great deal of information that is extremely important to individuals interested in a national energy policy.

A number of factors detailed in the book were startling, to say the least. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a huge fan of drilling for oil in the Arctic. However, I am even less of a fan of sending our hard earned currency to foreign (and possibly hostile) countries. It is obvious that we will be utilizing fossil fuels for some time to come, and while I believe we need to find alternatives to fossil fuels, we also need to extract as much fossil fuel safely from within this country as possible.

I was fascinated to read that Inupiat Eskimos are in favor of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Drilling in ANWR is the subject of much debate in the lower 48 with a good deal of public in favor of not allowing drilling there. However, as the book points out, the natives see no point in failing to allow drilling in the refuge. There are hundreds of thousands of square miles of territory that is identical to that in the refuge, and the opinion of the natives is that we can drill there safely, and if necessary, move the refuge to another part of the North Slope that is of similar terrain.

Also startling was the lack of action in the U.S. Senate in ratifying the Laws of the Sea Treaty. The treaty deals with a number of issues related to maritime law, however one section is especially important to claiming the rights to drill in the Arctic Ocean. A part of the treaty is designed to divvy the Arctic up in a fair manner between the Arctic Nations. It will require geologic proof that the areas beyond the 24 mile limit off the coast are geologically similar to areas within the 24 mile boundary. Every Arctic nation has ratified the treaty with the exception of the United States. Failure to ratify the treaty could result in Russia or Canada having drill rigs just past the 24 mile boundary with the United States having no ability to regulate the safety, or collect any revenue from the drilling. While it is easy to advocate "drill baby drill", such a policy does require that we control the space where the oil is located.

With the sea ice melting in the summer and opening the Northwest passage, it is important week the US be prepared for vessels to be traversing the offshore waters of the northern Arctic. Currently, the US Coast Guard has one icebreaking ship capable of patrolling in that area. The Russians are in the process of building more than 20 nuclear powered icebreaker's that will be able to handle that territory on a year-round basis. The Coast Guard is extremely anxious about their lack of preparation and is anxiously trying persuade Congress to fund at least several icebreaking vessels to use them patrolling the Arctic seas. In addition, the Coast Guard has no bases in the northern Arctic. The closest base of significance would be Dutch Harbor, which is hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from where problems could exist.

In addition to the other problems mentioned, the US has no Customs and Immigration Enforcement in the northern Arctic area. The author detailed how several ships traversing the Northwest passage stopped in Barrow, anchored, came ashore and were not challenged. Because there is no customs enforcement, anyone from any other nation can currently land. With the Alaska pipeline and potential drilling, this opens up the possibility of terrorism in the northern Arctic.

Overall, the book is an extremely important read for anyone interested in national energy policy. It details a number of holes in the idea of drilling in the Arctic in a safe and efficient manner. In addition, it points out the lack of federal involvement, even though many in Congress wish to open the area the drilling. The book is well-written, interesting, and offers the perspective of two different people involved in Arctic drilling and how we should go about doing that in the future. I strongly recommend this book.
Celen
Such a fascinating book. The author isn't afraid to criticize the federal government, environmentalists, and oil companies. Even though the book is about Slaiby's and Itta's views and efforts regarding Shell's proposed exploratory well, a good chunk of the book is about other views on Artic oil. For example, there is a whole chapter about Reiss's time on the Healy icebreaker and another chapter dedicated to Norway's oil policy and how the US could emulate it. What struck me most is that at the end of his book, Reiss said that he thought he would come of his experience writing the book as an environmentalist, but he came out in support of smart oil extraction. I started off the same and ended the same. Reiss does a great job making you realize that protecting the environment should always be a priority, but reality dictates that we need to start taking risks with the Arctic now so we can prepare for the huge changes coming in the future as a result of ice melt, such as massive shipping traffic once summers are ice-free and when we inevitably end up drilling in the Arctic anyways.
kolos
This book describes the conflict of interests facing Alaska's indigenous people as the oil industry and western civilization in general engulfs them. It also accurately describes the frustration of the oil industry in its efforts to explore for and develop the untapped oil and gas resources of the Arctic. It is well written an treats these complex issues in an even handed manner.
VizoRRR
I'm involved directly in Shell's Alaskan oil venture and that is the primary reason I bought this book. this book was only okay. Gave a bit of background about the drama involved in seeking the right to drill, etc. But, after being involved onboard one of the vessels up North it just reinforces my thoughts that not all the logistics were thought through.
Nto
My husband bought five copies of this book. He gave them to family and friends. The book was very well written and was full of information about Alaska that is very vital to all of us. I would recommend this to people in all professions.
Kahavor
May that state never be ruined!
Narim
I've met Bob Reiss in person. The first time was in a classroom as a guest speaker about 6 months before this book was published. The second was at Green drinks. Both times I found Mr. Reiss to be an amazing speaker. He has an objective perspective that is refreshing and informative. As I read this book I find that I can hear his voice in my mind. I even imagine him having that distinctive curl on his lips, when he is being humorous.
I have found that the journalist in him puts forward a lot of information. Requiring me to slowdown and absorb all of what he has written. On the other hand the novelist in him tells a great story.
The people in this book are real. The places are real. I feel like I have a personal connection with them.
This book has made a big world seem a lot more tangible. I look forward to meeting again. I will have a lot of questions for you Mr. Reiss.
Very good book. I will be donating this to our local library as soon as I am finished reading it.