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  • New Employees In Many Refuge Areas
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    Are refuges in Trouble? There are 542 refuges in the U.S. comprising 95 million acres of protected land. Individual refuges serve as a multitude of purposes, including protecting endangered plants and animals and their habitats, preserving wilderness areas, providing outdoor recreational and educational opportunities, and providing lands and waters for traditional uses such as hunting and fishing. One would think that from the overall ownership of land and wonderful activities that the refuges p...
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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    Drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic Wildlife refuge will not solve our nation's energy crisis, but it will destroy one of the worlds most unique animal habitats. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would satisfy only six months' worth of the nation's oil needs while oil drilling would "destroy" a wilderness that is home to the 150,000 animals of the Porcupine animal group. Our nations natural refuges should not be turned to destruction when a solution to a problem can be found else where. In add...
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil
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    The question of whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge stands clearly on the energy issues table. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a 1.5 million-acre parcel of wilderness area bordering the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline to the south. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is currently off limits to oil exploration and production. Because of the ecological hazards How much oil is in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge In May 2000, the Energy I...
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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    Executive Summary The Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) is a beautiful 19.6 million acre coastal plain, and is located in the Northeastern part of Alaska. ANWR is home to numerous species of wildlife and one of the largest untapped oil preserves in the United States. There is an immense debate between the opposing environmentalists and the politicians who want to drill for oil on a section of ANWR, which is only 1.8% of the refuge. Environmentalists who oppose drilling for oil in Alaska sa...
  • Refuge To Oil Development
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    Senate Rejects Bush Drilling Plan Thu Apr 18, 4: 33 PM ET By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate rejected by a wide margin President Bush (news - web sites)'s plans for oil drilling in an Arctic wildlife refuge Thursday, turning aside arguments that the oil was needed for the nation's security. Photos AP Photo Audio / Video Daschle Vows to Defeat Arctic Drilling Plan (AP) The vote was a blow to the administration, which repeatedly has cited development of the Al...
  • 1 5 Million Acres
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    Oil drilling in Alaska, good energy policy or bad environmental plan? The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska has been the subject of heated debate. Members of Congress are trying to open a section of land to oil exploration and development. When eight million acres of ANWR were set aside as wilderness, 1.5 million acres were designated for review by the DOI to recommend future management of high potential oil resources. In 1987, the DOI recommended that this 1.5 million acres, known as th...
  • Oil In The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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    Before reading this paper you should ask yourself one question. Should the Bush Administration drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? To answer that questions quite simply, the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game says no. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is in the northeast corner of Alaska between the Beaufort Sea, and the Brooks Mountains. The 19.6 million acre protected refuge is a very important part of many animals in Alaska. It provides birthing, mating, and resting groun...

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