by Chris Bodenner
Pointing to a Charlie Rose interview with environmentalist Amory Lovins, founder of the Rocky Mtn Institute, a reader writes:
The biggest reason why adding production capacity in ANWR is pointless is not the difficulty of drilling, or the relatively small additional reserves, but of protecting the Alaska pipeline, which is pretty much the biggest, softest terrorist target in the US. All you have to do is blow it up in one place during the winter and it's all f*cked. The oil runs hot through the insulated pipeline, so if you break it in winter, you'll get "a 800-mile-long chapstick" (or something to that effect). It's already been attacked numerous times, by disgruntled employees and drunks.