Supporters of drilling in ANWR
insist its oil would help reduce America's reliance on foreign oil.
Geological Survey estimates that ANWR
sits atop some 10.
5 million acre enclave out of the wilderness and restrictive designations given most of what was now ANWR
Men are more likely than women to support drilling, in terms of both coastal drilling and exploration in ANWR
6 million acres of the ANWR
boundary, and sits within the coastal plain.
We must open ANWR
and lift the ban on offshore drilling.
Hopefully, there will never come a day when national security requires that America tap the oil in ANWR
Drilling in ANWR
has been debated at least half a dozen times over the past five years.
are doing some exploration to the west of the ANWR
, and Unocal has a presence in Alaska.
If we drill in ANWR
, the effect will be twofold: First we will not see a reduction in the price at the pump, and this will drive innovation to alternate energy sources.
The debate about whether to drill for oil in ANWR
has taken place ever since.
With more Republican seats in Congress, Bush's support of ANWR
development legislation is likely to pass.