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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1960 in northeastern Alaska to protect and maintain its naturally functioning community of arctic and sub-arctic ecosystems A variety of wildlife including 36 fish species 36 kinds of land mammals over 160 bird species and 9 marine animals reside in this protected area However beneath this beautiful land is a black gold mine The US Geological Survey estimates that below the permafrost of the 15 million-acre coastal plain lies 11-31 billion barrels of oil This has lead to a constant fight over oil drilling vs wildlife preservation and conservation Oil industry representatives argue that the demand for energy and high prices of gasoline and heating oil justify exploiting the refuges oil resources Oil drilling in ANWR will have a variety of negative effects on its delicate ecosystem including disruption of wildlife patterns noise pollution and alteration of the land The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was created to protect and maintain the lands relatively undisturbed condition and thus oil drilling should not be allowed in this protected area The oil industry believes that the amount of oil located in the Arctic Refuges 1002 area is a substantial amount and is a resource that should be exploited The US Geological Survey estimated in 2000 that there is a 95 chance of finding 19 billion barrels of economically recoverable oil in the 1002 area At the current price of 24 a barrel there is a 50 chance of finding a nine months supply of oil Potential 5 Rather than deplete the oil resources in Alaska as well as endanger habitat and wildlife for nine months of domestic oil consumption the United States should look into other sources of fuel Natural gas solar power and hydroelctric power are forms of energy that can be taken advantage of The United States could also look into lowering consumption of oil and gasoline and become more energy
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