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  • Karl Rove, ANWR and Mark Begich
    Karl Rove, ANWR and Mark Begich
    In early August, Mark Begich looked like he'd win re-election to Alaska's seat in the US Senate. Then he ran a disastrous ad that turned this race on a dime. Now American Crossroads is questioning whether Sen. Begich is Harry Reid's...
  • Paul Ehrlich's Population Bomb predictions bombed
    Paul Ehrlich's Population Bomb predictions bombed
    George Will's columnmercilessly ridicules the enviromental movement's predictions, with Paul Ehrlich's predictions being a prime target for Mr. Will:In 1980, economist Julian Simon made a wager in the form of a complex futures contract...
  • murie
    'Two in the Far North' blazes a beautiful trail through Alaska
    I first heard of Margaret Murie, affectionately known as "Mardie", from being a fan of John Denver. During "The Wildlife Concert", he introduced a song he had written ("A Song for All Lovers") for her by telling a bit...
  • 5 dollar gas in Washington, D.C.
    Senate Democrats vote to kill Arctic drilling, Keystone XL pipeline
    On Tuesday, all but three Senate Democrats voted to kill an amendment that would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling and approve construction on the Keystone XL pipeline.Sens. Patty Murry and Maria Cantwell, both Democrats from...
  • Protesters against the Keystone XL Pipeline
    House Republicans: Keystone XL pipeline oil not for US consumers
    The House voted on an Energy Bill yesterday that would expand offshore drilling, increase drilling in ANWR, expand hydraulic fracturing “fracking” and approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the final vote was 237-187...
  • Pumping Gas
    House Republicans vote to keep gas prices high
    Yesterday, House Republicans including Nevada Representative Dean Heller and Nevada Representative Joe Heck voted against an amendment to H.R. 1230, a Republican bill that increases drilling in the United States, but fails to bring down gas prices...
  • Drill baby drill
    Say it with me; “Drill baby drill!”
    One need not be a descendent of Nostradamus in order to predict the rise in gas prices under the Obama Administration but I would like to officially state, “I told you so."In May of last year I wrote how $5 per gallon gas was in our...
  • Is Hastings the "Dr. No" of the environment?
    Is Hastings the "Dr. No" of environmental protection?
    Spokane native Doc Hastings, Representative to Congress for the 4th District, is now Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee. He graduated from Pasco High School and serves the district that includes the Tri-Cities and surrounding rural areas...
  • Lawmakers fight US Fish and Wildlife Service plan to save ANWR from oil drilling
    Lawmakers fight US Fish and Wildlife Service plan to save ANWR from oil drilling
    The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Monday that three areas in Alaska’s ANWR wildlife refuge may be designated as wilderness, which would permanently prevent oil drilling in the region. Drilling supporters on both sides of the isle...