Arctic Oil at what cost?

Economy over environment? The new tax bill includes a provision to allow oil development in the massive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ... which Big Oil is eyeing as a super prime oil venue. Passing this one off as vital to American energy independence, but at what cost? 

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Though not from an environmental perspective, might be able to answer the 'at what cost' question: Elsewhere in the US shale producers can in many cases break even I think at $50 a barrel, and sometimes even $40, but Arctic production will cost $60-$70 a barrel ... so it might be a non-starter unless oil prices have a fantastic turnaround. 

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can't beat 'em, join 'em ... Russia, Norway, no one else seems to care

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On 12/14/2017 at 12:57 AM, Seleskya said:

can't beat 'em, join 'em ... Russia, Norway, no one else seems to care

When I think "tax reform," the first thing that comes to mind is drilling for oil in a wildlife refuge.

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Drill it, pump it, reclaim it, then preserve it.

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