Alaskan oil and wildlife - which side are you on?

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Alaskan oil and wildlife - which side are you on?
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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 10:00pm

The first comprehensive plan to manage the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, allows for new drilling on half of the nearly 23 million-acre reserve while putting the rest off-limits to oil and gas exploration.

The move — which leaves open the possibility of constructing a pipeline to transport oil and gas extracted from the Chukchi Sea onshore — drew praise from environmentalists but sharp criticism from oil and gas proponents who said it would restrict the industry’s ability to tap the nation’s hydrocarbon resources.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/salazar-plan-puts-half-of-alaska-petroleum-reserve-off-limits-to-drilling/2012/08/13/d542863c-e57f-11e1-8741-940e3f6dbf48_story.html

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 5:06pm
Do you think what they're doing to manage the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska is middle ground?
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Registered: 11-21-2001
Mon, 10-08-2012 - 2:43pm

Of course we want to get energy as quickly and inexpensively as possible....but at what cost?  How many more animal species need to be decimated?  As with everything, there are pros and cons....but I believe that there has to be some middle ground....and trying to save the environment has to be of importance.

Laura
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Registered: 01-03-2001
Sat, 10-06-2012 - 2:14pm

I'm on the environmental side of things --- although I do wish they hadn't opened up a REFUGE for drilling at all...



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