Going against almost every statement that has been made about the oil spill in the Gulf, Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young says the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico “is not an environmental disaster.”
(h/t Think Progress)
“This is not an environmental disaster, and I will say that again and again because it is a national phenomena. Oil has seeped into this ocean for centuries, will continue to do it. During World War II there was over 10 million barrels of oil spilt from ships, and no natural catastrophe. … We will lose some birds, we will lose some fixed sealife, but overall it will recover.”
Alaska Public Radio has the sound. Young says our focus should be elsewhere, such as opposing President Obama’s moratorium on offshore oil drilling.