When you look at a map of the northern reaches of Alaska, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge represents a tiny proportion of the entire coast line. Ninety percent of this land is already being drilled for oil – indeed, ANWR is the only remaining area where drilling is not permitted. ANWR represents the only area where caribou will still migrate, the people can still live their preferred subsistence way of life and the land still looks like it did fifty years ago. So why would we take this last place for such short-term gain? Why would we risk this area when there are so many viable alternatives? World oil reserves will run out – no question. So why not use and develop one of the many technologies we have as an alternative now, instead of risking more destruction? Get involved – we all have to act now and change our behavior so that there is something left for future generations to be proud of.

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