Now, we have some rea-live job creation taking place.
Oh...wait...that's not really the objective, is it?
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, a Republican, announced the plan on Thursday by teleconference at a Washington press conference held in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It would allow the state to start allowing drilling in the Beaufort Sea, up to three miles off the federally protected regions of ANWR and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, bypassing the need for federal permission. It also appears calculated to ramp up political pressure on the administration to allow new drilling on the contested federal lands and waters.
NationalJournal.com - Alaska Pushes Drilling Plan for Offshore, Area Near ANWR - Thursday, June 30, 2011