They aren't concerned about the cost of fuel, either.
In this post I covered the fact that the Senate isn't concerned for your safety.
They're also uninterested in relieving our dependence on foreign oil.
Only a pampered group of preening poseurs could seriously be swayed by the environmental lobby and the "displacing" of caribou and migratory birds.
The footprint for exploring the billions of barrels of crude oil would cover 2,000 square miles of the 19 MILLION Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. To put this in perspective, the Senate voted against exploring a space the size of a postage stamp on a football field.
I'm quite sure that God's creatures could find a comfy place on the other 99.98948% of ANWR.