PHI 103 -- Final Paper

PHI 103 -- Final Paper - ANWR Drilling 1 No Way to Drilling...

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ANWR Drilling 1 No Way to Drilling in the ANWR Ashley Dyal Dr. O’Leary PHI 103 September 1, 2010
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ANWR Drilling 2 No Way to Drilling in the ANWR Part I: Thesis When the Arctic National Wildlife refuge is thought about most people think about the miles of ice caps one would see, the polar bears lounging around or playing with each other and then we hear the sounds of the seals barking for they have just had their fill of fresh fish for dinner. Now that this thought is so clear, picture numerous bulky oil drills, huge well pumps and all sorts of heavy hauling equipment popping up all around this area that is so breathtakingly tranquil. The debate for such action has been in the works for many years and both sides make valid points in trying to prove that their choice is the valid one to go with, but the decision is one that is very sensitive and one that should be made only with great thought and consideration behind it. The idea of drilling some place where so many animals and people call home is one that should be automatically considered wrong by almost anyone. The concept that sticks out like a sore thumb in many eyes is that if the area was considered a preserve of any sort it should stay that way. The animals that call the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge home depend on such action to be taken. If this action is not protected against we might lose the vital fisheries and native wildlife that is indigenous to the area, along with the possibility of destroying the natural environment of the area that is indigenous to the area. The Arctic National Wildlife preserve was first named a preserve back in 1960. In 1980, the park was enlarged and named again a preserve in order to protect the wilderness of the native area. With this enlargement came the provision for evaluation of oil and gas production of the Coastal plains of the area (Easton, 2008). In 1987, the idea of oil and gas
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ANWR Drilling 3 production was recommended for opening. With such a recommendation it would be a 8 year wait before Congress would pass a bill allowing such action, but the bill was not passed for President Clinton vetoed it when it reached his desk. The debate would again rise and fall
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PHI 103 taught by Professor O'leary during the Summer '10 term at Ashford University.

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PHI 103 -- Final Paper - ANWR Drilling 1 No Way to Drilling...

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