Inupiat Eskimos on Alaska's northwest coast are conflicted by the need for jobs and fears that oil spills could destroy their way of life. (Video: Assignment Earth)

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Assignment Earth: Plans for offshore oil drilling worry native Alaskans
Inupiat Eskimos on Alaska's northwest coast are conflicted by the need for jobs and fears that oil spills could destroy their way of life.