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Showing posts from July 6, 2008

Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.

It's time to drill in ANWR, because it was time to drill twenty years ago. When I was in high school I debated for drilling in ANWR. As I've watched the decades slip by with no action, I've always been surprised. Worrying about an oil field in ANWR is like worrying about Clover, South Carolina taking up too much room. Believe it or not, ANWR is almost the same size as South Carolina. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuse is 19 million acres. That means that ANWR is bigger than the ten smallest states. ANWR covers more ground than Massachusetts, New Jersey, Hawaii, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island combined. And almost all that grown is flat land populated by mosquitos all summer and frozen solid all winter. No one lives there. No one visits there. Television reporters bring back file footage of the Brooks Range 150 miles away from where the oil companies would set up camp because they don't even want to visit there.

ANWR will remain o…