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Bushtards Move Under the Radar to Allow Oil Drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

December 4, 2006

It seems that the Bushtards are going to try to get the current lame duck congress to lift a two decade hiatus on off-shore oil drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Bristol Bay lies just north of where the Aleutian Islands meet the Alaskan mainland , it was taken off the table for oil drilling in 1988 after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.The Future of the Alaskan Coastline?


In the article Bush may end drilling ban in Alaskan Bay, Associated Press writer John Heilprin sheds a little light on the latest attempt by the Bushtard administration to undo established rules to help fill the coffers of big oil companies.

WASHINGTON – President Bush is deciding whether to lift a ban on oil and gas drilling in federal waters off Alaska’s Bristol Bay, home to endangered whales and sea lions and the world’s largest sockeye salmon run.

Leasing in a portion of the area rich in oil and natural gas ended nearly two decades ago — while Bush’s father was president — in the outcry after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989.

…”If the Bush administration decides to allow drilling in Bristol Bay, it will simply illustrate the level to which they will sink to satisfy Big Oil,” Carl Pope, the Sierra Club‘s executive director, said Saturday. “They are willing to risk a valuable, renewable resource like Bristol Bay’s salmon fisheries for limited, shortsighted drilling plans.”

Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass, a senior member of the House Resources Committee, said opening up Bristol Bay and expanding drilling off Florida’s coast — a goal of House Republicans before losing power to Democrats — would amount to “a last minute giveaway of public lands as an early Christmas present to the big oil companies.”

…The Minerals Management Service said accidental spills could foul coastal water quality, and the noise and pollution from more ship traffic could disturb or kill seagoing creatures. It said even a large spill probably would harm only a small portion of the fish populations, but could pose a serious threat to marine mammals.

…Congressional protections put on the area in 1989 were lifted in 2003 at the behest of Sen. Ted Stevens , R-Alaska, who said he had been acting at the request of constituents in the region.

By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer

 

I wonder what Mr. Stevens means by “constituents” in the region? Could these “constituents” be big oil cartels that don’t give a rat’s fanny about the indigenous life of the region? Could the “constituents” in question be the same schmucks that helped buy the White House? Are these the same “constituents” that have set up a puppet executive administration that sends our nation into unnecessary wars killing thousands and costing the U.S. taxpayers billions so that they could have a few more duckets in their purse?

When Mr. C. warned his reader that the Bushtards will not go down without a fight, he meant it. The “constituents” that placed George W. Bushtard and company in the White House paid a lot of money and have broken a lot of laws to get what they wanted. These “constituents” will not let something as silly as “freedom”, ”Democracy and the “will of the people” stand in their way of what they want. The residents of Bristol Bay better stock up on the dish detergent this Christmas, because Exxon is coming to town.

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  1. Anonymous permalink
    December 11, 2007 8:11 pm

    wow

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