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In one day the United states consumes, on average, 20 million barrels of oil per day. About 60% is imported from different countries. Given the state of politics the world is in today concerning oil …

In one day the United states consumes, on average, 20 million barrels of oil per day. About 60% is imported from different countries. Given the state of politics the world is in today concerning oil production and its future this puts the united states into a dependent role. So this leads the discussion to the arctic national wildlife refuge or ANWR. This is a protected area in northeastern Alaska which contains 19.8 million acres of land. Of this, there is a section called the “1002 area” which is 1.5 million acres of prospective drilling sites. It holds about 7.7 billion barrels of recoverable crude oil.

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  • 1. The Prospects of Oil Drilling in ANWR ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE By Chelse Rice
  • 2. What is ANWR?  Animal Refuge  Snow Plain next to the Arctic Ocean
  • 3. Where is ANWR?
  • 4. Advantages  America will be less dependent on foreign oil  New jobs will be created  Wildlife will not be effected  Support of Alaskans
  • 5. Disadvantages  Environmental havoc to the land and wildlife  No Financial impact on the price of oil  Roughly one year of oil can be supplied from ANWR to solely sustain the United States
  • 6. Overall  Both sides have compelling arguments for their stance  Begin the process of extracting the oil  Or we can continue to protect a wildlife refuge.
  • 7. For more information  www.anwr.org  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Refuge_d rilling_controversy