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Opposition to Oil Drilling in ANWR
Petition Background (Preamble):
However, the United States' continual reliance on foreign oil is believed to be linked with global climate change and other environmental hazards. Environmentalists contend that while new technologies have reduced the drilling footprint, ANWR's coastal plain still would contain a spider web of pipelines that would disrupt calving caribou and disturb polar bears, musk oxen and the annual influx of millions of migratory birds.
What's more, speculations are that the United States will not reap the benefits from drilling for another decade, and only at a minimal rate of 1 million barrels a day (1/20th of current US daily consumption) at peak drilling. Relying on middle eastern oil is also a pertinent national threat. We believe more resources should be placed in renewable energy instead of reliance on coal, oil, and natural gas supplies.
We urge Senator Dole and Senator Burr to reconsider their stance on drilling in the Alaskan Refuge.
opposing the Senate decision to drill
for oil in the Artic National Wildlife
Refuge in Alaska. This area was
designated as a wilderness refuge, and
should not be opened for drilling
The Opposition to Oil Drilling in ANWR petition to Senator Richard Burr, Senator Elizabeth Dole was written by Logan Yonavjak and is in the category Environment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: drilling, refuge, senator, filibuster, million, national, alaska, issue, reliance, states, united, opened, president, wilderness, congress, coastal, senate, plain, budget, united states, coastal plain, million acre, the un