To Drill Or Not To Drill. Should drilling in ANWR be allowed?. What and where is ANWR?. Established in 1960, ANWR stands for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and it’s located in the North East of Alaska. ANWR covers 19.6 million acres of land. What is ANWR like?.
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To Drill Or Not To Drill
Should drilling in ANWR be allowed?
Established in 1960, ANWR stands for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and it’s located in the North East of Alaska.
ANWR covers 19.6 million acres of land.
ANWR has a wilderness area of 8 million acres and a summer temperature of about 40° although in the Winter, the temperature goes way below zero and a white mist covers the view in front of you.
ANWR is home to: 45 species of mammal, ranging from the small pygmy shrew to the bowhead whale, 180 species of bird including peregrine falcons and it’s home to others too, such as wolves, grizzly bears and the caribou.
There are a few people against the oil drilling, such as the native Gwich’in tribe, who hunt caribou and if the drilling went ahead, the caribou numbers could decline and this will have a knock-on effect on the Gwich’in tribe.
There are some people who don’t live there but are against the drilling, such as environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts.
There are some locals who are against the drilling, such as the Inupiat’s (Eskimos) who live in Katovik.
There are people who don’t live there but are still for drilling, including road haulers, the oil industry and the Republican politicians.
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