The following was sent to me by a close relative. It adds humor and reality to the ridiculous and continuing efforts by left-wing politicians and others to keep us from drilling in a small part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge:
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"FIRST…do you know what ANWR is? ANWR = Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
And some perspective…
Note where the proposed development area is; it's in the "ANWR Coastal Plain":
This is what the Democrats, liberals and "greens" show you when they talk about ANWR - and they are right - these ARE photographs of ANWR:
Isn't ANWR beautiful? Why should we drill here (and destroy) this beautiful place?
Well...that's not exactly the truth.
Do you remember the map? The map showed that the proposed drilling area is in the ANWR Coastal Plain.
Do those photographs look like a coastal plain to you?
What's going on here? The answer is simple. That is not where they want to drill!
This is what the proposed exploration area actually looks like in the winter:
And this is what it actually looks like in the summer:
Here are a couple of shots from Google Earth:
As you can see, the area considered for drilling is a barren wasteland.
By the way, they say that they are concerned about the effect of drilling on the local wildlife. Here is a photo (shot during the summer) of the "depleted wildlife" situation created by drilling around Prudhoe Bay. The caribou really hate drilling, don't they?
Here's that same spot during the winter:
This bear seems to really hate the pipeline near Prudhoe Bay:
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Makes you think, huh?
Charles M. Grist