Trump Administration to open federal waters in Alaska to oil drilling.

By |2018-10-26T08:25:03-08:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments


Courtesy of WaPo:

Interior Department officials announced their approval Wednesday of a company’s plan to drill for oil six miles off the Alaskan coast in the shallow waters of the Beaufort Sea.

If the development by Hilcorp Energy moves forward, it would be the first oil and gas production facility in federal waters in Alaska, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in the announcement, a major victory for the oil industry and a blow to conservation groups that fought it, fearing a possible leak in a sensitive and pristine natural environment.

Zinke said the approval was a step forward for President Trump’s “American energy dominance” agenda that promotes the widespread development and production of fossil fuels such as coal and oil.

“American energy dominance is good for the economy, the environment, and our national security,” Zinke said. “Responsibly developing our resources, in Alaska especially, will allow us to use our energy diplomatically to aid our allies and check our adversaries. That makes America stronger and more influential around the globe.”

Well, that’s a giant load of horse shit!

The majority of scientists agree that in order for America to be energy independent we need to wean ourselves off of fossil fuels as quickly as possible and push for renewable energy sources to replace them. 

By the way, this Hilcorp Energy company has been responsible for some major oil spills both in Alaska and in other places around the country.

Their record is far from pristine, and oil spills in frigid Alaska waters are especially difficult to clean up.

Since this project is estimated to last for 15 to 20 years I would predict a number of additional major oil spills in Alaska’s future.

You know it is one thing for Trump to want to destroy Obama’s legacy for all time, but these careless policy decisions also risk destroying our children’s legacy right along with it. 

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  1. Whatevs October 27, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Doesn’t Canada have something to say about this?

  2. FireEye October 27, 2018 at 8:57 am

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  3. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 10:30 am

    people need to stop using card in order for the fossil fuel industry to go away. haven’t seen people willing to make that happen.

  4. Riley October 27, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    herr drumph, along with his entire administration, need to be destroyed …

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