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The Alaska Wildlife Refuge - Dig it up or let it be

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'THE ALASKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: 'DIG IT UP' OR 'LET IT BE'?' Over the past few years, the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge has been gathering information and research over the issues facing Alaska and the possibilities of digging up a minimum portion of land for beneficial profits for both social communities of Alaskans and subsidy in economical issues. As a research and development officer of the oil company, I would like to present some of the possibilities in digging up the land. Firstly, only 8% of land from the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge will be used for development, the rest of 92% would be permanently restricted from any oil development and production. This concludes to only half of one percent of Alaska National Wildlife Refuge would be affected by the development since the development would be taken part only in the coastal plains of Alaska. Secondly, it would also increase opportunities for Alaskans to have jobs and between 250,000 and 735,000jobs would be formed from this oil development. ...read more.


Since 88% of the population in the United States uses energy, coal and oil for transportation, industrial uses, government and residential needs. However, it is comprehensible that Alaskans might be afraid of problems occurring the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge oil production or concerns over the drilling, for instance the wildlife being destroyed or an oil spill will occur. There might be some impact on the animals and its natural wildlife in Alaska, but as we gain profit from this business deal, we can use the money to restore the area back to its former state. Beforehand, we would relocate the animals and plants to a different are with the same climate temporary until the drill is finished. Furthermore, considering more concerns, animals and wildlife such as bears, wolves and moose uses the Coastal Plain of Alaska (which is used for oil production and drilling) are used rarely and would not be affected by the development. As for animals that live on the Coastal Plains such as muskoxen are in good physical shape and from the previous development at Prudhoe Bay, all the animals still remain its original conditions. ...read more.


The population of 25% does not agree to drill in Alaska mainly because of its natural wildlife and wanting to save its natural beauty of Alaska. All research and compulsory investigation had been evaluated and assessed for further development including the drilling in the Coastal Plains, the only factor keeping the drilling from happening is that the Congress need to sanction this development and drilling of gas and oil in the Coastal Planes and the rest of the disagreeing population in Alaska. Overall, the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas development should be taken in considerations for the rest of the populations and councils who disagree from digging up Alaska in order to begin the process of digging. The advantages and benefits of digging up the Coastal Plains are significant to the world today and any disadvantages that approach from this development would be taken care of in a very serious matter; since it is our responsibility as the oil company to take care of any loses or damage in the area of development. The civilizations and governmental congress should be able to trust the oil company for the drilling of Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. ...read more.

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