In the recent years, ANWR – Artic National Wildlife Refuge is a war field for politics and environmental concerns in the American government.
The people who are interested with the use of energy don’t consider where the resource will be obtained from whether; from the fragile environments or the protected regions.
By drilling in ANWR, the amount of oil that would be gained could possibly be equivalent to the amount of oil that could be accumulated from Saudi Arabia after thirty years or from fifty-eight years of independence from Iraqi oil (Coon par 2).
When the United States imports oil that the average consumer uses, it adds up throughout the year, costing America roughly 330 billion dollars.
This then generally means that the war is between the Republicans and the Democrats in terms of politics.
The Democrats on one side are against the plans of opening up of the ANWR as was pictured by the refusal of former President Clinton while the Republics spear headed by President Bush are supporting the initiative. Alaska is the largest state with a small population in the U.
The consequences on the environment by the drilling would destroy the animal population and would change the refuge for the worse.
There is also the issue that the drilling would take too much work and time to get the little amount of oil that is in the reserve and we don’t even know for sure how much oil can be extracted because of our limited technology.
That could be broken down into almost 37.75 million dollars every hour ("Top ten reasons to support ANWR development." par 7).
Once America drills in ANWR, it provides scientists more time to figure out an alternative fuel (the oil supply in ANWR will only last about twenty-five years).