The recent disaster in the Gulf has brought about renewed debate on ANWR and the environmentalists and anti-oil are up in arms. I've read some of their arguments and basically it boils down to the return from drilling doesn't justify the potential impact on the environment and wildlife. Saving this area in pristine condition for our children and grandchildren is paramount. Ok, so here's the question I have to these people. If they honestly believe that, then why aren't they behind securing our borders? http://www.publicland.org/14_position_statements/PLF_2010_08_land_illegal_immig.html Our desert areas in the southwest are surely just as valuable as a remote area close to the arctic circle that most people will never see except in pictures. Some states, and the federal government, have gone to great lengths to mandate limited use of desert areas due to the very same concerns they have for ANWR, yet as the traffic coming from the south is destroying some of these locations and filling them with trash, they are against any attempts to stop that traffic. Can you say "hypocrite"? I knew you could.