Crockett says production is declining on state land, and now companies must turn to federal land on the North Slope. She dismisses any talk of creating wilderness in the petroleum reserve.
"Frankly, the state of Alaska doesn't need any more wilderness areas," she says. "Something on the order of two-thirds of the state is already set aside in wilderness preserves, wildlife refuges [and] wilderness areas.""
Amen to that! I spent time in the area in the late 70's and the only people I ran across were wealthy European tourists. We already have ANWR, so lets keep our Petroleum Reserve for the petroleum.
Bastages need to let us drill and develope our natural resources. They are purposefully killing the nation with the green BS.