From her Facebook page:
Alaskans understand the tragedy of an oil spill, and we’ve taken steps to do all we can to prevent another Exxon tragedy, but we are still pro-development. We still believe in responsible development, which includes drilling to extract energy sources, because we know that there is an inherent link between energy and security, energy and prosperity, and energy and freedom. Production of our own resources means security for America and opportunities for American workers. We need oil, and if we don’t drill for it here, we have to purchase it from countries that not only do not like America and can use energy purchases as a weapon against us, but also do not have the oversight that America has.From Saturday's Kansas City Star:
Speaking to a crowd of mostly Republicans at the Independence Events Center, the former Alaska governor called the oil spill “very tragic” but added: “I want our country to be able to trust the oil industry.”Up to the Detroit News:
She said the U.S. must wean itself from foreign oil in order to be truly free.
“We’ve got to tap domestically because energy security will be the key to our prosperity,” Palin said.
The oil spill in the gulf off the Louisiana coast is "tragic," Palin said, but she added: "I'm still a believer in domestic drilling. God has developed the resources to responsibly extract here in the U.S."