Mr. President, as Congressman Joe Wilson would say, “You lie!”
Or maybe you just conveniently forgot about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska…
Charles Krauthammer, also a proponent of drilling in ANWR, writes in a new column:
There will always be catastrophic oil spills. You make them as rare as humanly possible, but where would you rather have one: in the Gulf of Mexico, upon which thousands depend for their livelihood, or in the Arctic, where there are practically no people?
All spills seriously damage wildlife. That’s a given. But why have we pushed the drilling from the barren to the populated, from the remote wilderness to a center of fishing, shipping, tourism and recreation?