Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, said gas wouldn’t be so high today if ANWR was in production now. He scoffed at the notion that America should kick its fossil fuel habit.
"Let’s everybody buy a bicycle," Young said. "Let’s all buy a bicycle and break our leg, and let’s go back to being China. And by the way, who’s the largest consumer of automobiles today? It’s China, not us, China. They also — and some may take me to task — they say (the Chinese) don’t burn much fuel. They burn over 7 billion barrels of oil a year."
China, according the U.S. Energy Information Administration, burns 7 million barrels of oil a day, which comes to 2.6 billion barrels a year. China was the world’s third largest automobile market last year, Businessweek reported in March, after the United States and Japan.
Can someone explain to me why Alaska keeps electing these people?