Readers write: Letters to the editor, November 14, 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:49:22 AM. On ANWR, Trump, the federal budget and health care.
Nothing wrong with drilling in ANWR for the money Charles Wohlforth wrote in his Nov. 5 column that the only real reason Alaskans want to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is for money. He's probably right, but what's wrong with that? Alaska is an energy producing state. For decades, Alaska oil has provided good paying jobs, a high quality of life and paid the bills. Yes, there have been setbacks on the North Slope and even occasional spills, but for the most part operations have gone smoothly in a very difficult part of the world. With modern technology, high standards and oversight by government agencies, there's no reason to believe oil companies won't operate in the same way should they be allowed to develop a small portion of ANWR. Congress set aside the so-called 1002 area of the refuge for oil development. If Congress gives its approval and oil is found in there, Alaskans will benefit. We shouldn't have to apologize for that. It's what an energy state is supposed to do. — James Curry Anchorage President is rare leader who could do great things for us all One of my observations of President Trump is that he has a multi-faceted command of the English language. Touring a construction site and visiting with the foreman who oversees excavation, I have no doubt that Donald Trump knows the difference between a Bobcat and a D-8 Dozer. He also would recognize the difference between concrete poured and concrete pumped. Communicating with the hard-working...Read more
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