Oil Field or Sanctuary?

Mitchell, John G.
August 2001
National Geographic;Aug2001, Vol. 200 Issue 2, p46
Discusses the issue of whether or not drilling should be allowed in the United States Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Northern Alaska. Whether or not the coastal plain of the refuge contains enough oil to justify the economic cost and environmental risk; Petroleum consumption in the U.S.; Extent to which the infrastructure needed to extract oil might adversely affect wildlife habitats; Cultural and political considerations, including the benefits of drilling to oil workers. INSETS: LAND OF PLENTY;ENERGY QUEST.


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