Alaskan state politicians tend to support the oil industry. Why?
Alaskans do not need to pay any state income tax and they didnt used to have a sales tax (like VAT) In fact they got a hand out of about $880 per adult from the Oil Industry towards their cost of living there.
Thanks to the Oil Industry Alaska has the highest average household income of any US state.
There is a link between being a victim of violent crime and wealth So by being wealthier the people are safer But Native Americans suffer the most!
The Permanent Fund and Alaska's Future In the Fund's 20th Anniversary year, Alaskans reflected on this uniquely shared public resource, and talked about how best to balance the needs of today with those of the future. Oil provides about 85% of Alaska state income It pays for virtually everything the state needs The money is invested in a fund – for now and in the future
The Oil from Alaska Provides 750 000 jobs across America. Alaska Airlines
For Experienced & Entry-Level Oil Industry Workers! Starting Salary: $65,482 Plus there are well paid exciting jobs in the Oil Industry itself
The oil money pays for schools – this is the school in Kaktovik
The Kodiak Area Native Association contracts with the Alaska Area Native Health Service and Indian Health Service to provide health care services to Native Americans in Kodiak and outlying villages. The oil money pays for new hospitals And modern equipment
Alaska is blessed with approximately 40 percent of the Nation's fresh water supply The Oil money pays for a Fresh clean water supply And proper sewage disposal
The Oil Money has paid to improve roads The Dalton Highway was built to give access to the pipeline
The oil money paid for improved communications With isolated communities
To Drill or Not to Drill, That is The Question The Oil at Prudhoe Bay is running out There are more reserves in A.N.W.R. Should they be exploited?