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Old 03-27-2009, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Opening oil fields in Alaska would decrease U.S. dependency on petroleum imports from the Middle East and Latin America, boost the revenue of American oil companies, would create many American jobs, would lower the price of oil for American oil consumers, would increase federal, state, and local tax revenues, and lower our trade deficit. Alaska's Northern Slope may hold large quantities of oil, but it is impossible to say for sure because exploration is banned by the ANWR. There may also may be large quantities of petroleum reserves in other parts of Alaska. Guesses as the extent of therichness of the oil reserves in Alaska are varied. According to three government studies since 1980, anywhere from 1.69 to 14.77 billion barrels of recoverable oil may be located at the protected ANWR.(3)


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Old 03-27-2009, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd prefer we stuck with going for alternative energy and use Alaska as a last resort.
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I don't think there is enough to be bothered (less than two years worth of oil), it would make more sense to attempt alternate energy.
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It would probably be enough fuel to stop our trade with foreign countries for awhile, but we still should be focusing on alternative fuels nonetheless.
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It would probably be enough fuel to stop our trade with foreign countries for awhile, but we still should be focusing on alternative fuels nonetheless.
Why not do both???
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Because it's giving us an excuse to burn up more pollutants.
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Because it's giving us an excuse to burn up more pollutants.
So we should make keep buying oil from other countries rather than be self sufficient?
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If that pushes us more to alternative fuels (which also don't require buying outside the country) then yes, absolutely. That should get us off polluting fossil fuels AND get us off of buying those fuels from other countries. Win/win? I think so.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's also possibly permanently damaging to the environment.
For a temporary fix that we would not see results from for nearly a decade, I personally don't think it's worth it.
Alternative energy is something we would have been working on for years now had gas prices risen to 4 dollars a barrel earlier.
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