I just heard one of our Assemblypersons say that the mandatory curbside recycling program that they implemented last fall costs more than it saves since all the recyclables have to be shipped Outside. She said that people moving up here were asking for it. And she supports it. Watever happened to our Alaskan ethos, "We don't care how they do it Outside!"?
Back in the 70's, Alaskan's wanted to build a pipeline to carry oil from the North Slope to the rest of the country. The rest of the country seemed to be protesting, and the bumper sticker of that era was, "Let the bastards freeze in the dark!" And now we're rinsing out soup cans, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."~Ronald Reagan