It was published the day before the election, so it didn’t get the attention it should have, but it’s worth your time to go back and read Daniel Glick’s piece in Salon about Bush’s renewed push to drill in Alaska’s Northeast National Petroleum Reserve and the threat it poses to the Eskimo way of life. NPR-A is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s less-celebrated cousin, but at 23.5 million acres, it’s the largest chunk of public land in the U.S. It’s worth some attention, and so is the life the Eskimos there have lived for hundreds of years.
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