Will Americans Elect Wiser, More Energy Savvy Officials In November?
Commentary, by Dave Harbour:
Last week we attended two events, hoping afterward that the upcoming election will enable Alaska and the United States to improve their respective policies affecting energy exploration and development potential within our own borders.
Alaska's state senate leadership has continually castigated the free market, attempting to attract populist support by crying, "It's Our Oil" while demonizing the industry that largely powers America. Meanwhile, the deft-of-hand result is to obstruct reform of Alaska's predatory oil and gas tax regime.
Meanwhile, President Obama's Administration has a four-year track record of assuring that virtually every decision affecting Alaska's economy and future is negative, anti-development, anti-free enterprise and anti-rule of law. read more...