Tuesday, November 09, 2004
I think everyone in the country should read this website. It lays out specifically why this whole debate is a no-brainer when it comes to the facts. Only 8% of the ANWR region will even be considered for drilling. If you are telling me that 130,000 procupine caribou will die off if 8% of the 19 million acres they inhabit happen to have oil rigs on them, then you might as well go and crawl back to whatever cave dwelling you manage to live in, unnoticed and invisible to any form of wildlife in existence. If this issue was left up to Alaskans, we would have been drilling there a long time ago. Instead we are being prevented from recovering a possible 16 billion barrels of oil by a bunch of campus tree-huggers and Hollywood boneheads who have no concept of what economic price we pay, just to have them fly from coast to coast in their private jets just so they can tell us to stop driving around in our SUVs. Well good luck with that America. If we lose this debate again, well, I don't know what to tell ya. I'm finding it hard to focus with all these numbers flying around.