From Anchorage Daily News, here are the expert opinions of Alaska's Republican Congressmonster Don Young, about the oil spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico:
"This is not an environmental disaster, and I will say that again and again because it is a natural phenomena. Oil has seeped into this ocean for centuries, will continue to do it. During World War II there was over 10 million barrels of oil spilt from ships, and no natural catastrophe. ... We will lose some birds, we will lose some fixed sealife, but overall it will recover."
Or hit this page where you can play/download a 3m15s audio file about it.
Sure, we'll lose "some" animals... it'd be too bad if we were to "lose" a Congressman because of drowning in a bathtub full of motor oil and brackish sea water.
Everything about Alaska state and local goverment is so reliably awful. As bad as the electorate itself? It's a tough call.