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June 06, 2005
Artic National Wildlife Refuge

We need to protect ANWR. It's a natural, and spiritual, resource.

Don't let the desperation of the Bush Administration blind you to the realities.

Advocates of drilling say that opening up ANWR would make America less dependent on oil imports and thus more secure. At best this idea is illogical; at worst, it's disingenuous. According to information most of us have heard, there could be 5.6 billion to 16 billion barrels (235 billion to 672 billion gallons) of premium "light, sweet crude" underlying the coastal plain of the refuge. Our nation consumes 7 billion barrels of oil per year, and even if the refuge provided the hoped-for 1 million barrels per day, the resulting 0.5 percent annual increase in domestic supply would not significantly lessen our dependence on foreign oil. At best, according to various energy experts, the refuge would yield less than a year's supply of oil for the United States.

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(From Alaska.edu)

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(From GargoyleMechanic)

Don't believe them when they say there will be no impact on the wilderness.

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(From ANWR.org)

It's not worth the price, and some surprising allies agree.

Posted by AnneZook at 12:55 PM


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