Monday, June 16, 2008

ANWR Drilling Argument: June 13, 2008

The House and Senate were not in session on Friday, the 13th. Well, the house was in session very briefly, but nothing significant was done.

Since no bills were introduced, here is an interesting argument made by Rep. Brown of GA for oil drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Of course, there are many arguments that can be made in opposition to ANWR drilling from the financial and environmental cost of shipping (pipeline) the oil, as well as arguments about the minimal impact ANWR oil would has on America's dependence on foreign oil.

However, I thought Rep. Broun framed his argument well and like when folks use real life items instead of massive numbers and stats that are hard to wrap one's head around:

Mr. BROUN of Georgia:
'The entire area of ANWR is larger than the combined areas of five States--Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware--yet the proposed drilling area is equal to one-sixth the size of Dulles Airport here in Washington, D.C.' Source: GPO: [H5188]

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