Originally Posted by blucher
The "pristine scenery" is in trust for coming generations. Fossil fuel addiction will be a cancererous blip in our History.
The pristine scenery will be preserved for the elite since no one but the elite will be able access it. The Majority of future generations, as now will never see or enjoy anything more than what is visible from the perimeters.
Ever see handicap access in a wilderness area. Do you think Grandma will really be ever be able to enjoy ANWR.
The environmentalist are exclusionist. The Oil companies(resource users ) are exploiters.
And, both groups are extremist. The extremism of these two groups will assure that the middle ground where the resource is utilized for the benefit of all will never happen.