Alaska is the home of Prudhoe Bay, the largest oil field in American history. It is also the home of many other potentially momentous oil discoveries, which have for years been thwarted by the arbitrary, anti-development power environmental groups wield over the state. As Dave Harbour explains on MasterResource today, the situation has reached a critical juncture:
It is indisputable that for the last 2.5 years the Federal government has undertaken a campaign of economic genocide against Alaska.
The Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) is 2/3 empty and declining at a 6% annual rate while billions of barrels of oil lie untapped on federal lands…
The Obama Administration will have killed Alaska’s economy and thwarted America’s economic recovery if TAPS ceases operation for lack of readily available but off-limits federal oil.
As I have described in the Wall Street Journal, environmentalist opposition to Prudhoe Bay and the Alaskan pipeline helped contribute to America’s energy crisis of 1973. Make sure to reader Harbour’s whole post to understand what’s at stake today.
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