...President Obama called for annual lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA), not necessarily out of any conviction that increased domestic energy supply is good for prices and national security, but basically to perpetuate the myth that the oil companies refuse to drill in leased or leasable areas.
Phillips/Conoco accepted his challenge. They weren't supposed to, of course, but they did.
So he had to find another way to stop domestic energy production, and he DID!!
...To get it out, Conoco Phillips wants to build a road bridge and pipeline over the Colville River on the edge of the NPRA to get drilling supplies in and the oil and gas out.
The usual EnviroGeek twaddle then gushes forth--with the other vomitus--from the mouth of Salazar.