If there is oil in Alaska then they should drill it out that way they would not have to rely so much on other nations for the crude oil because it is so much more expensive and it should help the economy recover from debt at the same time too.
The United States has plenty of oil in Alaska. Why aren't we drilling? I don't care how beautiful Alaska actually is we need oil for basic living in this country. We are currently depending on countries that hate us for our oil supply. There is no reason for us to depend on them when we could be drilling at home.