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The ANWR Answer?

By Katherine Loeck

Tags: ANWR, gas prices, oil,

As Congress is scrambling for a quick solution to America’s oily crisis, the Alaska Wilderness League is working to expose misconceptions about the benefits and environmental effects of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain region. Here are a handful of points the group released last month.

For the full reports, see The Myth of Environmentally Sensitive Oil Exploration in Alaska and Existing Conservation and Alternative Technology Gains Far Outweigh Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Potential: Oil Imports Have Declined Significantly Since 2005. 

Also, see Analysis of Crude Oil Production in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by the Energy Information Administration.