If you would like to read something non-political about the Alaska Gas Pipeline today is your lucky day. Rob Stapleton of the Alaska Journal of Commerce posted this nice article about Lasar Radar Mapping.
The background information comes from the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects Office of the Federal Coordinator (OFC) website. The OFC site includes a pdf file of a white paper titled LiDAR for Terrain Mapping on the Alaska Pipeline Corridor.
It's good to finally see some details on HOW we are going to build it instead of the perpetual discussion of IF we are going to build it.