I am writing this little note in response to the Huron man stating the Alaska Pipeline was built and paid for by the American people. It was not. It was built and paid for by eight multinational oil companies, known as Alyeska, at a cost of eight billion dollars over a three-year period. It opened in June of 1977.
It was the largest, privately led construction project of all time in the sense of dollars invested. The American people did not pay for it.