So like he said during his campaign, his administration is going ahead with removing the protection of Alaskan wilderness so that oil companies can begin drilling there.
This will make us (somewhat) less dependent on foreign oil (for a while). This will also be a (big) boon to American oil companies.
I get the sneaking suspicion that W has intentions of adjusting the playing field so that by the time he is out of office in 3-7 years he will reconnect with Big Oil at a point when it will be even more lucrative to do so.
This is all paranoid (though I don’t think too far-fetched) speculation and would really appreciate any factual input supporting or disproving my suspicions. Like:
- What is the extent of W’s connection to American oil companies?
- How ravaging is the effect of oil drilling?
- What is the reality of usable alternative energy sources?