Over at The Oil Drum,

a nice essay on the history of oil in Alaska—and a reminder that even if we can buy time by utilizing fossil fuels from ANWR, the Gulf, and both coasts—and we must—it’s important to move forward with alternative energy sources and alternative liquid fuels.

And there is, indeed, a “gold rush” going on with respect to alternative fuel/energy. The difference is that prospectors in California, Alaska, and the Yukon were not taking concrete steps to improve their country’s security and the environment.

Those who are shaping America’s energy future are. Yet they will get even richer than the most successful gold miners ever did.

(Cross-posted at Little Miss Attila.)

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