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The role of environmentalists in BP spill
Question of the Day
While President Obama’s committee is investigating what caused the oil spill in the Gulf, it should consider as culprits the environmentalists and those who oppose drilling in Alaska and other areas (“Obama’s ‘blame others’ approach,” Comment & Analysis, Wednesday).
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that drilling 50 miles offshore and at least one mile down is more difficult and hazardous than drilling on land. Yet that is what has to be done because safer and more accessible areas are off-limits.
Protecting the environment is the argument against drilling in Alaska even though the area where drilling would occur is a remote, Godforsaken place where a situation similar to what’s occurring in the Gulf could be dealt with more easily. Instead of drilling there, however, we have on our hands one of the greatest environmental disasters that has ever occurred. Every day, more and more people are beginning to question the intelligence of the people running our government - especially since the Democrats took control.
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