content of this manuscript is only as valuable and useful to
the reader as the credibility of the authors.
The honesty, integrity, and therefore the credibility, of the
authors of this book is unquestionable to the limit of their
combined facts and knowledge.
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.
The 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
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 controls.
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.
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.
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.
Former Senator of
The State of Colorado