At a press conference this afternoon, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton came up with another creative reason to open the Arctic Refuge to drilling: The oil companies need some place to invest their record profits!

(Or so I’m inferring from this E&ENews PM headline “ANWR: Oil industry needs places to invest profits, Norton says.” I can’t get the full story because I have no subscription.)

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Why not spend the rest of Friday afternoon thinking of better ways for the oil companies to spend their profits? Leave your bright ideas in comments or send them to Sec. Norton.

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