OMG, Cndrla, thank you. Very necessary information. Very scary!
Absolutely! Climate change is already destroying the land, the polar bears, the ice, the weather, and more, up here. It is the LAST place there should be any drilling. The area there is so remote, it would be literally impossible to get cleanup capabilities there when the massive, oil spill occurs. And it WILL occur. One day. Just like the recent mining spill in Brazil - killing hundreds and seriously polluting the land. There has never been a mine that didn’t have a spill, yet Young, Murkowski and Sullivan would have us believe the Pebble Mine and drilling in the Arctic are good ideas. Stupid and shortsighted, both! But great for THEIR bottom lines, eh?
The only ones who profit from oil, coal and mining exploration are the rich corporations, the president and the legislators they support. You and I pay, pay, pay, whatever THEY decide the price to pay should be every month. I wouldn’t doubt some of those fat cats sit up there and decide how many mansions, expensive cars, luxury items, whatever, they’re needing and adjust the prices accordingly! Do you?