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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
(ANWR)
Risk vs. Reward of Oil Drilling
Section 1002
• Home to the calving
grounds for the declining
Porcupine caribou herd
• This herd has migrated
here for over...
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
• The Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge ANWR
is 19,000,000 acres
• There is 1,500,000
acres ...
Cons to drilling
• The ANWR is home to
one of the largest
caribou herds.
• The Porcupine caribou
herd calves in area 1002.
Caribou calving grounds
Who it effects
• Area 1002 is home to
several Alaska native
groups
• Many of the small villages
are located on the
shoreli...
Long-term damage
• Oil drilling platforms are
in use for many years.
• There will be constant
noise and disturbance to
the...
Pros
• Nearly 10.5 billion
barrels of oil are thought
to lay under area 1002.
• The US imports 10
million barrels of oil p...
Who it improves
• Oil wells create new jobs
and opportunity
• Expansion of culture
• Modernization
Relation to the Hetch Hetchy
Relation to the Hetch Hetchy Dam
Similarities
• Dispute over altering a
wilderness/wildlife area or
preservation
• Anthrop...
Relation to the Hetch Hetchy Dam
Differences
• Using limited resources vs.
preservation as opposed to
conservation vs.
pre...
Conclusions
• Risk vs. Reward
• Past and Future
• “Centrisms”
• Extent of Damage
• Long-term Benefits
vs. Long-term Cost
Thanks For Watching!
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  1. 1. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Risk vs. Reward of Oil Drilling
  2. 2. Section 1002 • Home to the calving grounds for the declining Porcupine caribou herd • This herd has migrated here for over 27,000 years • Over 130 species of birds from seven continents breed and nest in ANWR • The entire Beaufort Sea population of polar bears den onshore within Section 1002 • Key birthing and rearing area for a host of other mammals
  3. 3. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge • The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR is 19,000,000 acres • There is 1,500,000 acres located at the northern edge of the ANWR known as area 1002. • This area is filled with wildlife and native people.
  4. 4. Cons to drilling • The ANWR is home to one of the largest caribou herds. • The Porcupine caribou herd calves in area 1002.
  5. 5. Caribou calving grounds
  6. 6. Who it effects • Area 1002 is home to several Alaska native groups • Many of the small villages are located on the shoreline. • The natives rely on a subsistence life stile.
  7. 7. Long-term damage • Oil drilling platforms are in use for many years. • There will be constant noise and disturbance to the wildlife. • Soil contamination
  8. 8. Pros • Nearly 10.5 billion barrels of oil are thought to lay under area 1002. • The US imports 10 million barrels of oil per day and produces only 5 million
  9. 9. Who it improves • Oil wells create new jobs and opportunity • Expansion of culture • Modernization
  10. 10. Relation to the Hetch Hetchy
  11. 11. Relation to the Hetch Hetchy Dam Similarities • Dispute over altering a wilderness/wildlife area or preservation • Anthropocentrism vs. ecocentrism Hetch Hetchy ANWR
  12. 12. Relation to the Hetch Hetchy Dam Differences • Using limited resources vs. preservation as opposed to conservation vs. preservation • Larger impact on the people and animals in the area • Extent of Damage
  13. 13. Conclusions • Risk vs. Reward • Past and Future • “Centrisms” • Extent of Damage • Long-term Benefits vs. Long-term Cost
  14. 14. Thanks For Watching!

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