...about this. The sad thing is that although they say that it still might not go through, since they only need a Senate majority on it, they're pretty much clear.
I'm really very cynical on the amount of oil that will be found in Alaska, and how much irreparable damage it will do to that wonder. For some reason I'm picturing a bunch of menacing little devil-children with cans of spray paint when it comes to oil companies and the thing. Almost as bad as the damage the US is doing to historical artifacts in the Iraqi war zone.
Hopefully it will turn out for better and not for worse, but I'm really not very optimistic, especially considering that it was proposed by a man who has been wrong on numerous things in the past (read: Iraq, the budget, the deficit), and I've come to think of as having a brain the size of a peanut.