This “An Essay for Conservation” documents what to expect behind a “Drill Baby Drill” mentality – a.k.a. Alaska’s “Deadliest Sin”. The snap-shot above was taken by a thermal imaging camera during a “controlled” crude oil well test at one of the few “Near-Shore” oil development projects on-going today upon Alaska’s northern coastline by the Independents. For days, hydrocarbon saturated constituents went airborne, most likely condensing and falling out upon the plankton filled waters of Harrison Bay. An opportunity for an out-of-sight and out-of-control mindset fostering environmental corruption. Because it is not regulated, there is no protection afforded this type of atrocity upon the nearby ecosystem. This is not off-shore, but “Near-Shore” development that should have now placed upon it an unforgiving moratorium, in line with those of “Offshore” concerns.
Alaska’s “Deadliest Sin”, is HERE!
Caution: Scenes may be disturbing and should be interpreted with caution.