Should we drill in the arctic national wildlife refuge an economic perspective matthew j kotchen, nicholas e burger nber working paper no 13211 issued in july 2007. Weather data from the durango herald and darksky knows better and he should oppose any move to allow energy development in the arctic national wildlife refuge.
Arctic national wildlife refuge, or anwr, is a refuge geared toward preserving national wildlife in northeastern alaska anwr is about 19 million acres, in space, and contains a potential drilling spot for oil and petroleum. Federally protected in 1960 and expanded significantly in 1980, the arctic national wildlife refuge has no roads within it, nor any roads leading to it it is one of the last truly wild places in the united states, and it is in danger. Us sen maria cantwell vows to prevent opening the arctic national wildlife refuge to drilling — a time-sensitive battle as alaska sen lisa murkowski got the drilling language into the gop’s plan for overhaul of the nation’s tax code. Republicans are using the budget process to invade the pristine arctic national wildlife refuge.
Y ears ago, camping in alaska’s arctic national wildlife refuge, i watched a herd of caribou – 100,000 bulls, cows and their three-week-old calves – braid over the tundra, moving to a rhythm as old as the wind. In november 1986, a draft report by the united states fish and wildlife service recommended that all of the coastal plain within the arctic national wildlife refuge be opened for oil and gas development.
Should the us open up alaska’s arctic national wildlife refuge for oil drilling have you filled up your car with gas lately it’s getting expensive, right. Allowing oil drilling in the arctic national wildlife refuge would offset less than one hundredth of 1 percent of the cost of the tax cuts that president trump wants to give millionaires and corporations. Here are five things you should know about the debate over oil and gas drilling in alaska's arctic national wildlife refuge.
The arctic national wildlife refuge a special report by norman chance preface for more than a decade, debate over drilling for oil on the coastal plain of the arctic national wildlife refuge [anwr] has continued unabated. Arctic national wildlife refuge: the first 50, an historic symposium the arctic national wildlife refuge 50th anniversary historic symposium was presented in 2011, and the symposium transactions are now available here. At more than 19 million acres, the arctic national wildlife refuge is the crown jewel of the national wildlife refuge systemit is also one of the last intact landscapes in america, and home to 37 species of land mammals, eight marine mammals, 42 fish species and more than 200 migratory bird species.
The 192-million-acre arctic national wildlife refuge is truly remarkable for its immaculate wildness discover 8 reasons to visit this incredible destination. Energy policy 35 (2007) 4720–4729 should we drill in the arctic national wildlife refuge an economic perspective matthew j kotchena,b,c,, nicholas e burgera,b abren school of environmental science & management, university of california, santa barbara, ca 93106, usa. Arctic national wildlife refuge: alternative solutions to drilling by rachel beyeler thesis: if the united states is going to choose to conserve energy responsibly, then our government's energies should not be focused on developing oil in the anwr, but rather on the topics of conservation through higher fuel efficiency standards in vehicles and.
Drilling oil in alaska's arctic national wildlife refuge (anwr) is a serious issue for environmentalists and for the future of the united states. For 37 years, the refuge association has fought to keep this refuge closed to oil and gas development in landmark 1980 legislation, an agreement was struck to open prudhoe bay for oil and gas exploitation and to expand the arctic. Drilling in the arctic national wildlife refuge is lumped in with the senate’s mess. The arctic national wildlife refuge is home to polar bears and caribou for many alaskans living here, subsistence hunting is a way of life.Download