Editorial: The Teamsters and ANWR

Whatever happens in the US Senate over oil and gas leasing of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, environmentalism's political foundation has shifted. For the oil and gas industry, the development is most welcome.Approval of ANWR leasing by the US House of Representatives Aug. 2 happened largely because of support from organized labor. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters assessed the issue with better perspective than most groups on either side of the issue. It balanced the economic benefits against the likely environmental consequences and drew the proper conclusion: The coastal plain of ANWR should be open for leasing."We know it can be done safely," declared ...

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