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  • Oil In The Artic
    274 words
    Skyrocketing gas prices, Middle Eastern controversy, and plans to drill for oil in the Artic, have regenerated nationwide interest in finding new ways to make the United States less dependent on fossil fuels. In Florida where there were 14.5 million motor vehicles registered in 2003 making them the third largest energy consuming state, according to the Energy Information Administration. Floridians revere their environment and loathe the possibility of drilling along its coast. "We want it but we...
  • Environmental Impacts Of Offshore Oil Drilling
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    Crude Operations: Oil and the Environment The environmental impacts of offshore oil drilling greatly outweigh the economic benefits provided. Although it has been a continuous activity for more than a decade, One can not help but wonder why offshore drilling continues when considering the pollution caused, how it eliminates the supply of natural resources, murders innocent sea creatures, and actually damages the national economy. There are, however, solutions to this problem. Before solutions ca...
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
    430 words
    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...
  • Oil Drilling In The Alaskan Wildlife Refuge
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    Oil Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuges America Should Reject the Oil Businesses Plan and Permanently Protect The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, comprising more than nineteen million acres in the northern corner of Alaska, is unique and one of the largest units of the National Wildlife system. The Arctic Refuge has long been recognized as an unparalleled place of natural beauty and ecological importance. The Arctic Refuge was established to conserve fis...
  • 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...
  • Lakes For Oil And Natural Gas
    1,067 words
    Around the mitten shaped state of Michigan, five gigantic lakes encompass the coast. Providing a spot for vacationers, fisherman, and much wildlife, the Great Lakes are the pride and joy of Michigan. The history of the lakes stretches back thousands of years, where glaciers carved the lakes out of bedrock. These lakes provided a surplus of food and access to easy travel for settlers hundreds of years ago. People around the Great Lakes area appreciate the diversity of wildlife, scenery, and rarit...
  • Oil Drilling
    888 words
    Alaskan Oil drilling: To drill or not to drill? For a drug addict to quit a drug, the best solutions for the addict would be to slowly wean them self off the drug periodically. America can be viewed in a parallel way on its dependency for oil. America needs another source of oil to slowly lessen its overwhelming dependency on foreign oil and to help the process of finding another mass energy source. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge better known as the ANWR is a rich treasure of oil and gas th...
  • Drake Oil Well
    1,698 words
    The Early Petroleum Industry in the United States Ancient Egyptians used bitumen for embalming, the Assyrians used it in building, the Chinese for heating and lighting, and for centuries fishermen have used it to make their boats watertight. Naturally, man being what he is, was not content to let well alone, and soon petra- oleum (rock oil) and its associated products were being used in many delightful ways to cripple and annihilate his fellow men. The famous 'Green Fire' was used in various for...
  • Anwr To Oil Drilling
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    Over the last thirty years the United States has been faced with the problem of dependence on foreign countries for oil and the tight control that these exercise on the energy policies and economics of America. Many of these instances include: the oil embargo's of the 1970's, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Since the 1970's, one solution offered to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign countries for oil has been opening up dri...
  • 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...
  • Alaskan Oil Region
    1,852 words
    Destruction of the Environment or Over-Zealous Conservation Introduction: With the 2000 Presidential election looming and both candidates in a near deadlock, Al Gore and George W. Bush have been forced to take stands on some very tough issues that affect the lives of everyday Americans. One of these decisions is what to do about the recent escalating crude oil prices. Many people believe that the candidates should promise to open up the strategic crude oil reserve until the prices stabilize. Oth...
  • Oil Production On The Wildlife Refuge
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    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge It seems as though I am stuck between a rock and a hard place in this debate of drilling for oil in the National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. I am strong for saving the environment until we have done everything in out power and we absolutely need to tamper with the environment in some ways. This debate has been going on for over a decade and at this rate I'm not sure it will ever be decided. Drilling for oil on the Coastal Plains of the Arctic National Wildlife ...
  • Anwr Drilling
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    REFUGE vs. ENERGY In the grand scheme of modern life, six months of gasoline to fuel the voracious appetites of our vehicles, is a drop in the bucket. We should not drill in the Alaskan Natural Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) as drilling will have no significant impact on the American economy, or its dependence on foreign oil. To take our children's' heritage away for the bottom line of a few corporations, is disgusting and simply wrong. On March 19th, the U.S. Senate, by narrow agreement, voted to open...
  • Our Dependence On Foreign Oil
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    At the beginning of the 20th century Teddy Roosevelt Reminded us: "Neither man nor nation can prosper unless thought is steadily taken for the future". This is especially true regarding the coming energy crisis facing our nation. If we allow our country to remain dependant on oil as it's crutch we will continue to hobble until we fall over in the mud. Depending on oil is a step back, and drilling in Alaska would simply be stepping further backward. We don't need to pillage our nations wilderness...
  • Oil In The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
    810 words
    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...
  • Drilling In Wildlife
    301 words
    Dear President Bush, I am a student attending the Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury, Massachusetts. I am writing to you concerning your views on certain subjects. I followed most of the debates between yourself and Mr. Gore, and I was very surprised with where you stand on drilling in wildlife reserves in Alaska. I agree that there has been a shortage of oil lately, but there is an even larger shortage of wildlife in this world, and it is diminishing every day. You have said that there is ...

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