After viewing the above video and hearing George Will's comment, the first thing that came to mind, was the controversy over drilling in Anwar. It is obvious that the Hoover Dam was responsible for bringing energy to the west on a large scale. Looking at the importance of that project and how it affected the lives of so many Americans since being built, would we do it again? I'd like to think we would, but is George Will right?
Did the need to bring energy to west outweigh any environmental impact that the Hoover Dam may have caused? So there were a few species of fish that bit the dust. Are they missed? I would never have known about them if I hadn't looked up that information.
Is the drilling for Oil in Anwar in the same league as the Hoover Dam? It certainly would help America become energy independent at least for the short term while other forms of energy were being developed.
Should we allow environmentalists to dictate policy that would benefit the greater good? I'm sure these same environmentalist would condemn the Hoover Dam project if it were proposed today.
Is Anwar our modern day Hoover Dam?
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