TITLE

Ugh, Wilderness!

AUTHOR(S)
Goldberg, Jonah
PUB. DATE
August 2001
SOURCE
National Review;8/6/2001, Vol. 53 Issue 15, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the oil prospecting activity at various sites in Alaska. On the very northern cusp of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is what is commonly called the coastal plain. Oil exploration at in some of this area has already exceeded. The oil industry would need to use only 2,000 acres to get the needed amount of oil. One such place where oil can be explored happens to be Prudhoe Bay itself; specifically, the areas around the oil installations and pipelines, where the Central Arctic caribou herd has thrived in the shadow of extensive oil extraction. At least for the Central Arctic herd, the oil facilities are like the reefs made up of old tankers, for sea life, off the Louisiana coast. But opponents of drilling are also absolutely right. Oil exploration at the Alpine site looks like a few gravel parking lots connected by a gravel road. Directional drilling makes it possible to drill in virtually any direction for miles.
ACCESSION #
4891521

 

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