The Eskimo and the Oil Man

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bob Reiss talks about Shell oil’s plans to sink exploratory wells in the waters off the North Slope of Alaska—a site that the company believes contains three times as much oil as the Gulf of Mexico. To write The Eskimo and the Oil Man: The Battle at the Top of the World for America's Future he 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 to explore 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.


Bob Reiss

Comments [3]

Amy from Manhattan

I got an email just yesterday from Save Our Environment asking for signatures on a statement asking the Bureau of Land Management to support Alternative B in drawing up its plan for management of the National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska. Info is at

May. 29 2012 02:03 PM

That guy was FANTASTIC!!

Not sure if I totally agree but, he sure knows his sh*t!!

Great show!!

May. 29 2012 01:59 PM

Can the guest speak to the overall decline of peak oil on the planet. Isn't oil a finite resource?

May. 29 2012 01:39 PM

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