Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 100 percent correct when she says it will take 10 years to get oil from ANWR or the coastal waters — a year to drill the wells and get the oil running, preceded by nine years of court battles by the environmentalists and political roadblocks by Pelosi and Sens. Harry Reid, Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer and their Democrat fellow travelers. Our very standard of living and state of civilization have been possible because we have had ample, inexpensive energy. We must not allow a tyrannical minority of ideologues to dictate our energy future.

De Lamar Gibbons

Blanding