Oil and Wilderness in Alaska
Alaska is our final terrestrial frontier. The state exudes with wilderness from animal habitats to the re-discovery of gold. Explorers and settlers continue to advance into the beautiful Alaskan wilderness. The big question demands our attention: are we doing it right?
It’s only been in the last thirty years that policy makers have begun to pay closer attention to our footprints on this pristine environment. We can ask what benefit our encroachment on such a wilderness has on an irreplaceable domain or we could demand to understand the harm we’ve done to the environment in the name of development? Indeed, the questions we raise now will impact our future political decisions, directing the where and tear on the land.
The author, George J. Busenberg, has done an outstanding job gathering critical information to help readers understand what’s going on. You can tell from the content that the author put his heart and soul into a careful analysis of land usage and resource allocation. We will be the benefactors of its products and the caretakers of its maintenance and perhaps its rescue. The author’s done an outstanding job of putting together the whole picture despite its beauty and ugliness.
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