AUTHORIZATION SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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President Richard Nixon signing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Act into law

The federal law authorized the building of an oil pipeline connecting the North
Slope of Alaska to Port Valdez and halted all legal challenges that had been
filed primarily by environmental activists who were against construction of the
800 mile pipeline. Construction work began in March of 1974 and was finished
in 1977.

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