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Unformatted text preview: in the refuge. The oil there will not lower gas prices, as the world market and countries with more oil set them. Any oil development here will damage the home to countless wild species. The exploration of this oil would disrupt much of the nature in this region and others with increased usage throughout the state. The goal to lose Americas need for oil should be based on efficiency and smarter energy policies. Drilling here would only insignificantly impact the U.S. oil market and would take so long that the damage far outweighs the saving it does for the U.S. and its energy needs. The Arctic Refuge may produce about ten percent of what raising the fuel efficiency standard for cars and trucks will....
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- Fall '07