Discussion Topic: Should Bush Green-Light Drilling in Bristol Bay?

From Sci Tech Today:
_President Bush is deciding whether to lift a ban on oil and gas drilling in federal waters off Alaska's Bristol Bay, home to endangered whales and sea lions and the world's largest sockeye salmon run.

Leasing in a portion of the area rich in oil and natural gas ended nearly two decades ago --while Bush's father was president -- in the outcry after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989._

According to the article, opponents say opening Bristol Bay to drilling would amount to “a last minute giveaway of public lands as an early Christmas present to the big oil companies.”

So here’s you chance to play president: What would you decide?