Despite allowing for fracking and other forms of drilling that have resulted in the oil supply glut, President Obama is (according to Reuters) asking Congress to expand areas protected from oil drilling in the Alaskan Arctic Wildlife Refuge. If Congress approve Obama’s recommendations twelve million acres of refuge will be off limits to oil drilling. The last time the President sought to do this was in January but will instantly berated by Republicans since they have made energy policy a cornerstone of their Congressional agenda.
You can read a comprehensive overview of the situation surrounding the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge including actual photos here.
Like the global warming issue, the ANWR controversy is all about political control and not in the best interests of the needs of human beings. The President is playing politics not just with our country’s energy policy and, not surprisingly, environmentalists are ecstatic about Obama’s announcement.