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    The Debate Over the Idea of Drilling for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Throughout American history, there have been a number of conflicts and disagreements among the populace over various issues. These conflicts of interest help to define political parties and allow people to distinguish themselves through party allegiance. One such item that is currently being debated is over the idea of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For years, environmentalist groups

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    Though these are some of the concerns when debating to stop any further drilling, the more prevalent matters to anti-drillers are; the caribou species, duration of changes (benefits), and why keep a bill that contradicts already existing federal acts. As mentioned earlier, the caribou is a sensitive matter to environmentalist and Alaskan natives. The Porcupine caribou herd is the most concentrated species, 130,000 (Lamar and Markey 12) that roams on ANWR territory. The herd uses ANWR as its calving

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    is the largest wildlife in the country. The ANWR covers more than 19 million acres of forests, mountains, wetlands, tundra, and rivers, and it is the habitat to distinctive and extinct species including sheep, wolves, musk, oxen, migratory birds, caribou, and polar bears (Defenders of Wildlife, 2010). The ANWR was established in 1960 to protect fish, wildlife populations, and habitats in their natural range, plus gives the opportunity for local residents to maintain their subsistence way of life

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    pulled porcupine quills out of his leg, he quivered as he plucked them out one at a time, some felt so deep it was like he was pulling them from his bone. The two of them where a sight for battered eyes. They had not yet had the chance to make it to the river to clean up, the blood had dried in their clothes. "I’m real sorry Alex,' Jose said. "I didn't see that coming--but I killed ... ... middle of paper ... ...behind as Alex was being riddled with the porcupines needles. The porcupines retreated

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    Caribou Ranch recording studios was one of the places I cut my teeth in the recording business. I was young, just out of high school. It was the summer of 1975 between graduation and starting college. I was on scene for only a few weeks, but the time there taught me the basics and introduced me to the career I knew I was destined to live. I was very impressionable and full of life. I didn’t have too many cares at that age. College wasn’t a concern, academia was easy for me, so I was all in.

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    Porcupines

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    Porcupines African Crested Porcupines Order: rodent. A porcupine's habitat and range: forests, deserts, and grasslands of North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Porcupines can weigh from 2 to 60 pounds depending on the species. A prickly coat of needle-sharp quills is the porcupine's best defense. Ordinarily the quills lay flat. But if an enemy approaches the porcupine will raise the quills and spread them, usually deterring the enemy. If the animal is not deterred the quills may lodge

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    arctic oil

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    thick growths of lichens and mosses, and herbs and sedges.Abundant animal life inhabits the Arctic, both on land and in the sea. Arctic mammals include polar bear, arctic fox, ermine, marten, arctic wolf, wolverine, walrus, seal, caribou, reindeer (domesticated caribou), musk-ox, lemming, arctic hare, and many species of whale.Birds are plentiful throughout the Arctic Regions. The guillemot and little auk nest by the thousands along cliffs. Ravens, snow buntings, and sandpipers have been seen in

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    like: fuel efficient vehicles can be produced, electric battery created, and natural gas in freight transportation can be extended. The adverse effects on oil drilling are all the ANWR myths come to life. Oil production could disrupt the caribou cows, porcupine herd and polar bear populations. This can be done by destroying denning areas, and calving grounds that can lead to weak live stock development, followed by potential disease spreading epidemics. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/04/0421_050421_alaskadrilling

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    Drilling for Oil, the Environment, and Ethics

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    For more than a decade, debate over drilling for oil on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWR] has continued unabated. The proposal to drill for oil in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is heavily urged by the oil companies and supported by most Alaskan government officials, has drawn full scale opposition from powerful private environmental organizations representing millions of members throughout the United States. Congress established the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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    Oil Drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge The main issue presented in my research involves the debate between environmentalists and the United States government on whether to open and develop a portion of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in the northern coastal plain of Alaska for the purpose of drilling for oil. Environmentalists argue that opening up this region of ANWR to future oil drilling would destroy the current ecosystems, disrupt animal habitats and adversely change

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