And what happens when there’s an oil spill? The poles should remain sovereign from ANY country. I don’t want my children thinking the poles are black, and then them thinking ‘then why’s snow white?’ C’mon, I thought we put this behind us long ago. Break the Polar Agreement, and you’ll see how many other countries will start breaking international law. Japan left whaling community, China attacked US Aircraft carrier strike group, North African countries neglecting UN mandates, etc. I live in Michigan, and there was a Shell Oil Spill that contaminated the Great Lakes. May I remind you that when the world ends, the Great Lakes is the last place on Earth to attain drinking water. Goddamn imperialism.
Once the United States starts drilling, everyone else begins, too. We are global leaders; we must make a role model for the world. Not only do we look out for our fellow citizens, but the Earth that we nurture on. God said that Earth was made for US, people! Do NOT take ADVANTAGE of such an amazing gift from our one and only.