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I'm the record is live in Wasilla Alaska and for the next three days you are taking -- so far away from home.
Former Alaska governor -- -- and her husband Todd are taken as deep into Alaska -- the inside story about oil drilling in the United States.
Essence of BP oil disaster there is more attention and ever on energy and oil drilling.
But the next three nights you get the real story about that -- area -- Anbar a sliver of land it has become the focus of the drilling debate.
They could hold enormous amounts of oil.
So we -- and you are and how -- And are now.
We're just about ten miles.
-- -- -- -- it's on that other side of the canyon near river over here.
You know -- -- struck me that it's quite flat and there's not.
A lot of that is still out of animal life re think how far south is -- like this team and what's that terrain like.
There may well -- before we get into the mountain range as you can see and so you see pictures of -- -- -- in the mountains and -- I don't see that anywhere here.
-- to the north of us.
You you can look about sixty miles south could still see what we're seeing right now they asked ad suggesting there that.
-- but -- pictures and and that web -- to show waterfalls and Muhsin.
And mountain ranges and doll she -- -- shell that's that's not the real landmark.
Is there anything to anyone besides this -- that we've seen it we seem pretty much a representation of Anbar.
Pretty much on a flight don't hear from a Prudhoe -- to -- hunting camp.
What are animal life sadly CNBC analyst and -- -- been here.
Saw about five -- we landed there's a -- crossed one -- here but there's trying to make your way around here normally.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin joins us live and I should say what does it.
Tech debut tonight it is beautiful -- we get to what you did this great state but Delaware rather rough -- morning.
Any weather change everything and weather dictates your activities and what you can participate -- weather came in and we ended the -- some takeoff.
-- it came -- we -- -- -- -- -- -- we flew to Wasilla had to abort that landing that include -- Palmer head aboard that lion and the flood back Anchorage that you got very her mother -- winds up here you don't mess around when she says you're not gonna fly to the weather's bad -- you -- -- in the and you take your time you're right maybe the next time so and we finally did get -- we -- all the way to Prudhoe -- and more.
But how far is that from Anchorage.
How about 800 miles we -- today -- above the Arctic Circle all landed in Prudhoe Bay and then we took another flight right Abraham Martin landed on the border there.
If you -- you -- I had expected it to be different.
Yeah I mean it it was it was.
Gladys -- -- and there was nothing there.
Everybody expects it to be different because they believe that extreme environmentalists fund raiser posters and web sites that why you believe it is this pristine mountain yes.
-- -- flowing with rivers and waterfalls and lots of wildlife of their.
Out when we're talking about the tenor to the area that is needed for oil development it is a tiny little footprints in a very remote area that -- is pretty much uninhabited it is flat didn't.
As some people refer to it is basically a waste plants book let me listen carefully saying yeah I'm in terms of right now there's drilling -- Prudhoe -- yet -- in that area that's that's actually going on that is sometimes that's I'm sure right and then there's some offshore race but different from the Gulf of Mexico in that it's not very deep.
How different -- difference in the Gulf of Mexico where those are unprecedented areas that they're drilling in miles and miles underwater far offshore now -- -- It's -- aggressively and very responsibly in the onshore in shallow water off.
Are you totally in favor of any offshore drilling.
I favor offshore drilling but the gold but I certainly has taught us some lessons there has got to be more contingency plans in place just got to be greater oversight of the developments out there.
We know that here in Alaska especially with the aren't sure that we can do it right we've proven that for decades now that we can do it right.
It makes absolutely no -- That congress took offense won't let us drill more onshore domestically when we see what can happen in these deep offshore unprecedented areas that I -- I confess I was surprised but I was expected to see something very different than I did.
Have been curious have is anyone in the congressional delegation or senators -- have members of congress from Alaska in the last 5101520.
From Alaska Democrat Republican.
Opposed to billion -- -- -- are now our congressional delegate to daddy had very much in favor right however those could have represented the Democrat party at one of our senators does represent the Democrat party they isn't getting anywhere because.
His democratic colleagues will have nothing to do with the safe responsible the -- the domestic drilling they can take place in Alaska but he's in favor he isn't -- Hot now in terms of those who are opposed to it -- congress come right back -- to.
Have you seen any others have any other some other states been up here take a look at yes -- have a house speaker Boehner has been up here Michelle Bachmann and I'm quite a few Republicans of kind of your money to see for themselves so they can make decisions that are based talk politics that are based on.
The clients involved in the android they've been up here -- casino makes a difference to.
The CNET and so I added I think whether some of the quarter against it who makes decisions because it's so it would help them have -- up -- just take a look at how.
A remake you're informed decisions when -- very here on the ground here actually seen what it is it.
You -- led to believe.
Minnesota mentioned that would the victims of rain in all of those of us bless -- right now a strain on -- yeah.
How did -- -- quite beautiful and and why do I there was sun was warm with a -- jacket says that the weather so different -- it was relatively warm today I keep in -- nine months out of the year it is pretty much frozen solid it's dark 24 hours a day for three of those months.
It is it is just they didn't in pure white snow and ice for nine months out of the year.
Yeah boy bill.
-- and boom like we know.
Billions of barrels in the Anbar there reservoirs have proven to be quite rich however all the had a couple of federal agency and state agencies offices where the oil companies have.
-- those confidential pieces of information the public isn't privy to all that bush seems to me make a decision that wasn't -- -- and then why didn't make a decision about whether we need the oil here.
-- which is there.
To what it cinematic special security whether there's a security the safety risk you know whether -- -- -- back the analysts write anything else to consider no question at all that we do need the oil we can answer between those questions actually instead of relying on foreign sources of energy.
Alaska used to contribute about one in every.
-- barrels of oil that was should give it that was provided to the US -- used to produce that now we're down to about one in every six barrels.
And a America's becoming more and more dependent on foreign sources that yet where house that aren't are so -- -- MR and MP RA.
Are those rich resources and hydrocarbons doing and a sense of how much -- left and -- go ahead of Prudhoe Bay Area that's now being -- you're still billions of barrels up -- -- -- new technology is allowing safer or more had a more extraction and had ever been expected thirty years ago when it was first developed so there's a lot of oil still left their however our pipeline is.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Wow what we've done here in Alaska is trying to hold them accountable saying if you hold lease is up here you must develop those leases if it -- he had to you don't want to there -- -- out -- every -- that's why.
We took -- Honda Accord to halfway in my administration we actually played hardball with big -- to get them to produce side so what should just -- are coming from England and -- did a better -- -- but the -- -- -- -- -- making money absolutely -- corporation.
And you -- MMS switches department interiors said division which is supposed to police that woods has now been redesigned and renamed.
But so what can actually even feel what we feeling good about corporations and trusts that didn't say when it comes around going well what -- could soil literally met these these.
Corporations aren't looking out for their bottom lines are CEOs are doing the CEO is tasked to do -- you look out for your shareholders interests while.
A government agency a state governments -- overseas from this development like here the last got.
The CEO job good job they're just like -- president and CEO his job is to look out for here's shareholders.
That -- the people that he is serving so you've got some healthy conflict you've got some good.
Debate they can go back and forth between the appropriate government regulation that is needed and the oil companies in there and there are out -- Kiki have a strong bottom line and holding each other accountable there is appropriate role that a government needs to play in oversight I have suggested -- Political stunt and it would just -- -- enough I'd I'd take it if president Bob -- gives his take a look at himself look good for himself look.
Be happy to escort him around take a look good and -- that area.
Slowly and if President Obama chooses not to come up to allow that before he continues to make these decisions on locking up more land.
-- in America not just the last guy will be even more disappointed in him and his administration along with a whole lot of other Americans today expressing her disappointment.
That he will not at least making an effort to come up here so yeah we wanted to come appearance via.
I am gonna wait until they shouldn't be viewers a lot of video collect triple gonna get on the Valdez -- with a pipeline if he's out we've got to love.
Bonus popular -- -- they hear about things about -- -- -- the hype is set.
Is corroding and all sorts of the other is to -- Texas because of so let's let's do -- national security.
Hugely have to do with national security.
Jobs and economic stability for our nation -- -- -- -- you to stand by -- out -- much out of Governor Palin we -- live in Wasilla allow.
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