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View Diary: Sen. Murkowski pondering 'hold' on Sally Jewell's nomination over rejection of remote Aleutian road (189 comments)

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  •  I Am Not an Aviator (1+ / 0-)
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    But I do know that we tend to greatly over-estimate the capabilities of helicopters.  They're machines operated by people, and have very specific limitations and vulnerabilities.  Anywhere, Anytime, in Any Weather is a fantasy.  Sometimes, ground medevac/casevac is the quickest and wisest course of action.

    This issue is tough, as it involves two competing progressive interests: the rights of a diesenfranchised minority vs. protection of the natural environment.

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