An inflated Alaska energy output figure touted by Governor Palin on national TV last week and since repeated by John McCain, is being widely discredited. Palin told ABC News in her first media interview since being named McCain’s running mate, that Alaska produces nearly 20% of the U.S. domestic supply of energy. Palin has since modified the claim to 20% of domestic oil and gas, but Alaska oil industry analyst Richard Fineberg says the figure is wrong no matter how you look at it.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
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