The following CNN news video is about Alaskan drilling. Shell has a plan to drill two underwater holes to confirm the existence of a huge amount of oil in the ocean. Point Hope, Alaska is one of the towns that could be affected by this oil drilling. This video was uploaded to CNN on July 13, 2012.
Some residents of Point Hope and other affected areas are afraid of damage to the fish as a result of the oil exploration. Local people also live off of or create products made from other sea life, such as whales, walruses, and seals.
In the end, don’t we know who is going to win here? Of course, Shell and big corporations are likely to win. That undersea oil field near Point Hope, Alaska is thought be big enough to supply as much as 10 percent of America’s energy needs all by itself.
Besides that, these Eskimos are killing seals and other marine life. They hardly have a huge moral ground to stand on here.