US to Open Alaskan Oil Well Drilling

Two days ago, members of the US Senate narrowly voted to support President Bush’s quick solution to the energy crisis, i.e. opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska to oil drilling.

ANWR covers 7.7 million hectares and is home to 45 types of land and marine mammals, including polar bears, muskoxen and pygmy shrews, as well as 160 species of migratory birds.

Estimates of how much oil the refuge holds vary widely. By most accounts, the area would take 10 years to develop and still meet only a small fraction of U.S. energy needs. Even oil companies have reportedly become skeptical about the refuge’s potential.

Its a shame to see how oil is destroying our planet.
Wars, destruction, extinction and the list goes on.
This has to stop!
We have to find a way to stop depending on oil and ruining the planet in the way.
Instead of spending all this money on wars and drilling all over the world, more should be invested in finding alternative clean energy sources.

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