Is drilling in Alaska such a bad thing? First of all Alaska is huge. as the population rapidly continues to grow in the continental US why not let Alaska develop a little bit? for fifty years its just been sitting there without even a little bit of commerce and industry. Alaska has a big potential to really thrive. Why let all that good land go to waste? I'm not saying it should be fully developed. theres enough land to set aside as wildlife reserves. If Alaska developed a little more just think about what that would do to its tourism industry. More importantly it would weaken our dependence on Middle East oil. We could get all of our people out of Saudi and harms way. the radicals in the region would not have any more reason to fight us well the Israeli thing. hell the only reason Al Queda was formed was to get us out of there. But what about ANWAR and all that prestine land? thats God's country and shouldnt be touched. Many species would be wiped out and the land scape would be ruined. it would be a sin to destroy all that. is there enough oil up there to even consider destroying it. experts say that we get get about a million barrells a day for the next thirty years from Alaska. 1.5% of what we get from OPEC! this is truly a moral dilemna its the oil men that have been running the country for the last fifty years that have caused all this grief. and now that we've gotten one of them in the white house its gotten worse. I hate to say it but Kerry will almost certainly yield to the oil lobby so an alternate energy source is not in the near future I'm afraid. so what are we gonna do? your comments please.