Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Everybody’s been told that the gas pipeline will be a massive project of engineering and construction. All the presentations, with all the graphs and all the pie charts, and all the statistics, attempt to communicate what a massive project the pipeline will be. But my trip dragging my RV trailer to Juneau from Anchorage to have housing during the special session, brought the magnitude of the project home to me.

Part of my drive was the 297 miles from Tok, Alaska, to Haines Junction in Canada’s Yukon Territory – and that’s only a very small portion of the proposed pipeline route. Again, I don’t think I fully appreciated the magnitude of the gas pipeline project - or even the effort required to build just three feet of the pipeline -until I drove past the tundra, forest, rock, bog, rivers, mountains, and every other variety of terrain over which the pipeline will pass.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a good idea... to take your travel trailer down! Beautiful trip. I hope you stopped and fish along the way. :-)

6:54 PM  

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