America Must Help Protect, Not Destroy Arctic Wildlife Refuge

Drilling in refuge may eliminate 10 percent of America's oil imports in 30 years and that is the best estimate available from those who condone the drilling in the first place. Environmentalist calculate it's only 6 months supply based on current consumption rates.

Published: 23-Mar-2005

Drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is now close to reality, thanks to underhanded tactics on the Senate floor which flouted the representation of about half of America.

This is a tragedy of epic proportions because drilling in refuge is nonsense.

Opposition along the way has been fierce; a 1995 presidential veto blocked a similar attempt at drilling in refuge.

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