Drilling in ANWR


Boy, I look at these photos of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and I think to myself – why, there’s a spot that’s just crying out for some oil wells.

And it’s too bad those poor oil companies don’t have any other places in Alaska to drill.

Sometimes cheap sarcasm is all that’s left.


Late breaking news:

WASHINGTON — In a stunning victory for environmentalists, House leaders have dropped a plan to drill in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The plan — which is a pet project of President George W. Bush — was in the huge budget bill that will be voted on Thursday. There was so much opposition that House leaders feared it could jeopardize the overall bill.

House leaders also dumped another plan to drop the moratorium on oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. States would have had the authority to approve such drilling.

The battle over ANWR drilling isn’t over yet. The Senate’s budget bill includes a provision for drilling there, so the difference will have to be worked out in a conference committee.

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