Oil Drilling In Alaska

In a major political victory for President Bush, the Senate recently voted to open the Alaskan Arctic Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. What do you think?

  • “This can't be true. Bush described himself as an environmental guardian last fall, and I've seen photos of him standing in front of trees.”

    Cecelia Mayo –
    Systems Analyst

  • “At least now we'll see the area destroyed in 10 short years instead of watching global warming do it over a painful, drawn-out 40.”

    Angel Macias –
    Lifeguard

  • “What I don't get is why this counts as 'a victory for the energy lobby' instead of 'a loss for the country at large.'”

    Ted Bonner –
    Locksmith

  • “But... but where will there be pristine and untouched wonders left for me to drive my GMC Yukon through?”

    Floyd Holden –
    Author

  • “They're drilling in the Alaskan wilderness? That's too bad. Someone really ought to look into passing laws to put such places under federal protection so this doesn't happen again.”

    Richard Lott –
    Civil Engineer

  • “If I may be allowed to pursue the idea of 'addiction to oil,' I think the nation just reached the point where we sold our wedding ring for one night's fix.”

    Loni Sweet –
    Histopathologist