We now face the consequences of resistance in Congress to oil drilling in Alaska's wasteland. The propaganda leading to the vote against this drilling was about as bad as it gets. Follow the link above to see the misleading picture of other parts of the wildlife reserve that weren't going to be drilled compared with what it really looks like. Well, the tactic worked. The drilling won't happen there, where it would have been relatively harmless. Well now Governor Murkowski, who doesn't have the power to drill in the land, has resorted to getting at the oil in a way he can. He's authorized drilling offshore in the direction of the oil under the land. I applaud him for seeing what's necessary and doing it, but it's unfortunate that this much more environmentally unsound method of getting at the oil was necessary because of some slimy deceivers simply wanting to make Bush look bad for wanting to drill in a wasteland, which most certainly would have been less potentially damaging to the environment than what's now going to have to happen to reach the oil.
Thanks to One Hand Clapping for providing the link.