"Sarah Takes on Big Oil" is the compelling story of Governor Sarah Palin's battle with Alaska's big oil companies, as told by long-time Alaska oil and gas writers, Kay Cashman and Kristen Nelson. Sarah Palin's nomination as the vice presidential running mate of John McCain launched her into world-wide renown. As people seek to learn more about her, a recurring question emerges: What is her record as an administrator, and more particularly, how did she meet the challenge of balancing the interests of the people of Alaska against those of Alaska's three major oil and gas producing companies. This book is a must read for those who seek to understand her qualifications for national leadership. "Sarah Takes on Big Oil" illuminates her rise to power in Alaska, along with her concrete successes and failures in dealing with the industry that is the lifeblood of the state's economy.
Kay Cashman and Kristen Nelson are uniquely qualified to tell the story of Sarah Palin and her dealings with the oil and gas industry in Alaska. With years of experience providing journalistically balanced and fair coverage of industry in Alaska, Cashman and Nelson have a rare grasp of the nuances of the state's oil and gas issues. Cashman is the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News an independent news-driven weekly. Nelson, editor-in-chief of Petroleum News, has maintained a long-time eye on Alaska government and its interactions with the state's most lucrative industry. Cashman and Nelson bring a perspective rarely available to general news reporters.