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2008-07-20 03:00:40

WASHINGTON _ For weeks, nearly every time President Bush has spoken about energy he has re-emphasized his support for drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Pressured by constituents whose budgets have been strained by high gas prices, there's also movement in Congress to explore more domestic sources of energy, particularly offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. And as gas prices continue to climb, polls have shown that people who once refused to consider drilling offshore or in...

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Scott Canon, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Alaska -- This place is a Zen thing. The only way to tell you've wandered in is the absence of anything saying so. No signs. No road to get here. No advice from government stewards about what to seek out or what to avoid. No entrance fees and no officially licensed T-shirt. This isn't just wilderness, contend those who want to keep it pristine, but a sanctuary for wildness. It is also oil country....

2008-07-19 00:00:22

By JAMES E. SALMON, Special to the Courier & Press There have been many references in the news to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and whether oil and natural gas exploration should take place in this area. I was curious about this area and why Congress has failed to approve its exploration. Following are facts on ANWR that I found on the Internet. ANWR is located in the northeast corner of Alaska, 1,300 miles south of the North Pole. It was originally formed in 1960 with...

2008-07-18 12:01:08

By Deantae Prince, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. Jul. 18--Both 8th District congressional candidates are proposing solutions and taking steps toward easing America's energy crisis. Greg Goode, a Republican from Terre Haute, favors drilling for oil off the coast of Alaska to solve energy problems. His opponent, Rep. Brad Ellsworth, D-Evansville, says he is in favor of drilling elsewhere in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, aka NPR-A, to soften the affect of the energy...

2008-07-18 09:01:06

By Arthur Raymond Deseret News After visiting Alaska's oil reserves this week, Utah Republican congressional candidate Jason Chaffetz said Democratic inaction has landed the country in its current energy dilemma. Chaffetz spent most of this week in Alaska to become familiar with a domestic resource that Democrats have historically refused to tap -- oil reserves in the federally protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Reached by phone Thursday in Anchorage, Alaska, Chaffetz identified...

2008-07-17 09:01:01

By Tom Troy, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jul. 17--U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green), who leaves tomorrow on a trip to Alaska to promote oil drilling on federal park lands, again yesterday called for a comprehensive energy strategy that would allow more use of oil, coal, and nuclear power. Mr. Latta, a freshman congressman, said other countries, notably China and India, rapidly are building coal and nuclear plants while the United States is failing to make use of its coal resources and...

2008-07-12 06:00:25

By Tom Troy, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jul. 12--U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) will join a contingent of fellow Republican congressmen on a White House-sponsored trip to Alaska next week to promote the idea of drilling for oil in the Arctic tundra. In doing so, Mr. Latta becomes part of a widening Republican effort to capitalize on Americans' concern with gasoline prices to win public support of expanding energy resources. Mr. Latta said America relies so heavily on oil that it...

2008-07-10 15:00:49

WASHINGTON _ Senate Republicans have dropped the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from their energy policy discussions, focusing instead on persuading Democrats to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling. It's a move that has angered Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, a longtime standard-bearer for drilling in ANWR who has vowed to put the issue back in front of his Senate colleagues. "It's not off my table," Stevens said. "Unless you include Alaska in an energy solution, it's a non-solution."...

2008-07-08 09:00:35

Drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would be a completely wrong choice. The oil under the refuge will only supply America with six months worth of gas -- not worth destroying the many species of wildlife there. We need to learn to conserve and become less dependent on oil. There are many alternatives to driving. If we learn to adapt non- car habits, we won't have to face the rising gas prices. Helena Duncan Cottonwood Heights (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City)....

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 4--Republican congressional candidate Paul Stark of Eau Claire said Thursday he'll fly to Alaska this month to learn about drilling for oil in the arctic. In La Crosse on Thursday, Stark said he and several other GOP congressional candidates are going to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on their own. "It's just a fact-finding mission. We're going as private citizens. We're all paying our own way. There is no big oil money or anything...


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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 00:32:01

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is located in the most northern area of Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle. The park holds 8,472,506 acres of land and is the second largest national park in the United States. The area was once inhabited by nomadic Native American tribes, including the Nunamuit and the Gwich'in peoples. Evidence of these tribes has been found that dates back as far back as 12,500 years ago. The first American explorers to visit the region in nineteenth century,...

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