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Writing assignment #1: Drill, Baby, Drill: Should we open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska for oil exploration? The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR, pronounced ‘Anwar’) sprawls across the North Slope of northeastern Alaska, including part of the Brooks Range and the broad coastal plain that slopes northward toward the Beaufort Sea. (see a map at the bottom of this file and visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ANWR website at http://arctic.fws.gov/ ) Nearly as large as Maine, ANWR is home to wolves, grizzly and polar bears, moose and caribou, muskox and countless waterfowl. Beneath ANWR oil and natural gas likely exist, in potentially large amounts approaching 7 billion barrels of oil and 4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Oil companies would like the 1002 Area of ANWR open to exploration and production The controversy: Should the 1002 Area of ANWR remain pristine, reserved for the wildlife that it harbors, or should the 1002 Area be explored to increase our domestic oil supply and reduce dependence on foreign oil imports? The North Slope oil boom began in 1968 with the discovery of oil around Prudhoe Bay. Oil was eventually transported in 1977 along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline to the ice-
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