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Dear Editor,

Last week the Democrats, under Sen. Tom Daschle, again blocked the development of the ANWR ( Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) to the oil exploration. Daschle’s leadership ignores the history of ecologically safe oil drilling in Alaska and the enormous benefit the ANWR’s vast oil reserves would be to our energy-deprived America.

What a disgusting approach to our natural resources by a bloc of politicians so socialistic that they deliberately hurt our great nation in order to demonstrate their raw political power. And their constituents fall for it!

Now, I’ve been there, and the “ANWR” area is disappointedly drab, not the gorgeous area that the so-called environmentalists describe.

So, the Democrats under Daschle are deliberately hurting the United States by blocking access to one of our great (undeveloped) oil reserves. Just like they are trying to prevent access to our natural resources on all federal lands.

Remember, it was resourceful people who, by developing our natural resources, made this the great nation it is.


Richard T. Moolick

Glenwood Springs

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