The ADN asked candidates, "Are you satisfied with the level of federal environmental regulation and oversight of offshore oil and gas drilling and shipping to prevent a major spill in Alaska? If not, what do you want to see changed? We think there should have been more outrage expressed by aspiring leaders that Federal bureaucrats are clearly doing everything possible to shut down Alaskan oil and gas activity — both on- and off-shore. See the economic impact of new OCS activity in Alaska in this study conducted by Northern Economics and the University of Alaska’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. -dh comment.