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It doesn't do conservatism in general or the GOP any favors to make life unlivable in rural places. It just causes everyone to cram into dense urban centers where the majority will keep Democrats in power indefinitely.
I don't know...seems sort of Obama Phone-ish to me....speaking of 'conservatism in general'
There's no way around the fact that flights are bad news for the environment. It's not just that planes are worse than most other forms of transport in terms of the impact of greenhouse gases per passenger mile. Just as important is the simple fact that flying allows us to travel a far greater number of miles than we otherwise could. Thanks to these two factors, individual trips by air can have a remarkably large carbon footprint
Maybe you need to better prioritize exactly what roads you need? A road from Anchorage to Fairbanks seems pretty logical and necessary. A 'Bridge to Nowhere' seems kind of silly in comparison.
"Ketchikan desires a better way to reach the airport, but the $398 million bridge is not the answer. Despite the work of our congressional delegation, we are about $329 million short of full funding for the bridge project, and it’s clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island. Much of the public’s attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here. But we need to focus on what we can do, rather than fight over what has happened"