Obama's so wrong on energy/scary wrong on oil;AK alone w/billions bbls & trillions cu ft of nat gas.(Other states, too) http://bit.ly/hX5AzT
The link was to an Investors.com article titled "IBD/TIPP Poll: Americans Back Offshore, ANWR Drilling." In this article was a poll showing that the majority of Americans support drilling. The only holdout seems to be our administration hiding under the skirts of environmentalists.
I posted two previous articles in this series (here and here) concerning our need to drill in Alaska now. Gas has risen 20 cents a gallon in the two weeks since I first started this series. So, are you ready to drill yet? How bad does it have to get?
For those of you sitting on the environmental fence, worrying about our furry friends and pristine lands, don't fret. I have a little goody for you! A friend posted this on his website and I thought it might help you understand just what we're talking about here, when we talk about drilling in ANWR, the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge:
This is the best presentation on ANWR I have seen. I would like to add a little more information.
A new pipeline across Alaska isn't required since the location for drilling in ANWR is about 160 miles from the North Slope Prudhoe Bay pipeline where it would be connected. Second, the wildlife loves the pipeline since it is heated and provides a shelter during the worst times during the winter.
Maybe another question should be asked.
FIRST do you know what ANWR is?
ANWR - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Now, a comparison
And 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 THAT'S NOT EXACTLY THE TRUTH
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?
WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? 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 of 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.
Don't you think that the caribou really hate that drilling ?
Here is that same spot during the winter:
Hey, this bear seems to really hate the pipeline near Prudhoe Bay*
*The Prudhoe bay area accounts for 17% of U.S. Domestic oil production
NOW, WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THE POLITICIANS ARE LYING ABOUT ANWR?
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 FRIENDS HAVE ALMOST REACHED THEIR GOAL!
NOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT THE POLITICIANS HAVE BEEN LYING,
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
The above information is courtesy of my friend Ron, who asked that this be shared to show the truths about ANWR and drilling. You can see this on his website here.