Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Dilemma

By Landon

Many geologists claim that there are billions of barrels and trillions of cubic feet of oil recoverable in the Arctic National Wildlife refuge in Alaska. The reason for us not drilling for this oil though,is that we don't wish to harm the animals that live there. The drilling of this oil will not harm the animals. Millions of dollars of reasearch on these animals proves that the production of petrolium and wildlife can coexhist. New oil and natural gas rigs have been adapted to keep the migration of animals the same by destroying the least amount of tundra as possible. About 100 miles west of the refuge lies the Prudhoe Bay, one of the United State's largest oil fields. Migratory birds and caribou line the coastlines of the Prudhoe Bay and are not affected by the oil harvesting going on there. How would this be different on land?

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