To the editor:
I read with amusement the recent Saturday Column asking when someone in politics would point out that going into ANWR to drill for oil would be environmentally responsible with today's technology.
A little news flash for the Journal-World. It was even technologically brilliant and environmentally responsible when the current Alaskan pipeline was built over three decades ago. The radical left screamed way back when that the caribou would be adversely affected as far as breeding, migration, etc.
The reality is that the caribou are in better shape then ever before and have suffered no adverse effects whatsoever.
The column went on to also suggest that we need to have offshore drilling and vast expansion of nuclear power. The column is absolutely correct that we need to do ALL of the above things in order to advance toward energy independence. The funny part to me is that the writer completely ignores the fact that George W. Bush has vociferously advocated all of the above as ways to achieve our energy needs, but has been stymied by environmental wackos and liberals intent on stopping any progress this nation can and should make in the area of energy production. However, when you have an opposition party who cannot stand the idea of a president they hate getting any credit for anything positive, you have political gridlock on all issues, not just energy. Do you like $2-$3 per gallon fuel prices? Don't blame the oil companies. Thank a liberal!