Changing Capabilities of Northern Communities: Environmental Protection

  • Gerald A. McBeath

Abstract

Northern communities appear to lack the power of many southern governments to influence their course of development. One clear exception is the North Slope Borough in the American Arctic, which benefits from the strong grant of authority to local governments in the Alaska Constitution and the ability to tax oil and gas property at Prudhoe Bay. This article examines how northern communities respond to environmental threats posed by recent oil and gas development projects. It finds that the borough’s participation in the intergovernmental regulatory regime brings advantages to community interests, but that there are costs as well.

Published
2001-11-07
How to Cite
MCBEATH, Gerald A.. Changing Capabilities of Northern Communities: Environmental Protection. Northern Review, [S.l.], n. 23, nov. 2001. ISSN 1929-6657. Available at: <https://thenorthernreview.ca/index.php/nr/article/view/171>. Date accessed: 15 july 2020.
Section
Special Collection Articles