Hearing that Shell is drilling in the Arctic Ocean just 12 miles from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one thing, but seeing it is another. To observe a drilling rig so close to the Coastal Plain of the refuge – vital habitat for caribou and polar bears – is chilling.
The state of energy today is anything but clear. Is increased oil and gas drilling the way to lower gas prices? Are natural gas and renewables the best prescription for energy independence? Will the XL Keystone pipeline create more jobs for communities?