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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

More On ANWR

I received this via email, but if you poke around a bit, you can see it scattered around AlGoresWeb.

First, do you know what ANWR is?
ANWR = Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Now, a comparison:

Some perspective:

Note where the proposed development area is (it's in the "ANWR Coastal Plain"):

This is what the democrats, liberals and "greens" show you when they talk about ANWR. And they are right, these ARE photographs of ANWR:

Isn't ANWR beautiful? Why should we drill here (and destroy) this beautiful place?
Well, they're not being quite truthful.

Do you remember the map? The map showed that the proposed drilling area is in the ANWR Coastal Plain. Do those photographs look like a coastal plain to you?

The answer is simple. That is not where they are wanting to drill! This is what the proposed exploration area actually looks like in the winter:

And this is what it actually looks like in the summer:

Here are a couple screen shots from Google Earth:

As you can see, the area where they are talking about drilling is a barren wasteland.

Oh, and they say that they are concerned about the effect on the local wildlife. Here is a photo (shot during the summer) of the "depleted wildlife" situation created by drilling around Prudhoe Bay*.

How bad do you really think the caribou hate that drilling?

Here's that same spot during the winter:

This bear seems to really hate the pipeline near Prudhoe Bay*:

Now, why do you think democrats and libtards are making such a stink about ANWR?
The email goes on to make this statement:
"Remember when Al Gore said that the government should work to artificially raise gas prices to $5.00 a gallon?
Well Al Gore and his fellow democrats have almost reached their goal!"
I could find nothing to substantiate Al Gore making that statement, so take it as you may.

But, in fairness, here is a point/counterpoint:
Opponents of the drilling say that capturing the petroleum in ANWAR will not solve any U.S. oil crisis so why risk the harm to wildlife there? Specifically, they say that the exploration and drilling activities would take place in the refuge's most vital areas for such as calving grounds for the porcupine caribou herd and den locations for one of America's two polar bear populations. They are especially concerned about the impact of any oil spills on the area, which they contend could affect the entire ecosystem.

Supporters of drilling in ANWAR argue that the U.S. needs to use domestic petroleum and that ANWAR could supply gas and oil for 30 to 50 years. The point to the massive oil fields at nearby Prudhoe Bay and say that drilling there has not negatively affected wildlife. The Central Arctic caribou herd is friendly with the facilities and has grown from 3,000 to as high as 27,000 over the past 20 years. Additionally, they say, drilling activity in ANWR would be during the winter months when such wildlife as the caribou are not there.
The fact is, libtards and granola-munching libtards don't have a fucking clue. They pass along misinformation because it makes them feel good to do so. Until they actually go visit the area, maybe live there a year and see exactly what happens there with wildlife and the environment, they should just shut their fucking traps.

*The Prudhoe bay area accounts for 17% of U.S. domestic oil production



James Zell said...

More bullshit from the Liberals. Like ANWR's coastal area is some kind of beautiful, sacred place and should be left alone. I do think they should leave the nice areas alone though, but of course they will so there is no need to worry there. There is absolutely no reason not to drill there, so long as they don't do anything that could damage the purity of the area, like waste dumping. Anyway, we need that damn oil and we need to drill there. If the liberals and the radical environmentalists don't like it, they can go fuck themselves and move to Russia.

curmudgeon said...

I'll pitch in for a ticket too.