Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Alaska vs. USA; and ANWR vs. USA


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Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas and is equivalent to the entire 20 states on the Eastern Seaboard, from Maine to Florida and west to Tennessee (see top map).

8 Comments:

At 6/26/2008 6:46 AM, Blogger Tim Schilling said...

And if you can locate a tiny dot on the map of the U.S. that is Dulles airport; and carve a small piece of that - you have the ANWAR site in question. Thanks for the graphics.

 
At 6/26/2008 7:15 AM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Actually, in one of his columns, George Will said the proposed development area would be 1/6 the size of Dulles Airport! Development area in ANWR would be about 2,000 acres, or about 3 square miles in an area the size of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Delaware, combined!

 
At 6/26/2008 7:55 AM, Anonymous Lars said...

The size of ANWR makes no difference. It could be the size of a suitcase and the enviro-facists would oppose drilling.
The issue is not really fear for the environment, or the wildlife, but rather the determination to prevent the US from becoming energy independent. It seems that those with real power over congress want to break the country.
Ask yourself why these facists don't complain about China planning to drill off the coast of Florida, but US companies can't.

 
At 6/26/2008 7:59 AM, Anonymous bob wright said...

How many jobs would be created if U.S. companies could explore and drill in all the currently off-limit sites?

Why is no one talking about the lost jobs?

 
At 6/26/2008 8:34 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"Why is no one talking about the lost jobs?"...

Consider just WHO is doing the BLOCKING...

Unemployment doesn't fit the template of their collective Bush Derangement Syndrome in this case...

 
At 6/26/2008 9:14 AM, Anonymous bob wright said...

Thanks juandos. Great link!

 
At 6/26/2008 11:20 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

Question: Is China's drilling ability sufficient to tap into those Southern-FL oil resources? I know they can angle the drilling quite a bit (that's one of the reasons ANWR's footprint can be so small, nowadays), but have no feel for the reach.

That would be a great talking point for McCain. In very short order, "Fast Eddie" Obama would have to add to his list of flipflops or lose a good chunk of the electorate.

 
At 5/03/2009 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks that the reasons for not drilling has something to do with peoples determination to not have an independent energy source is in lala land. Do you know what else would stop our dependence on foreign oil? FUEL CONSUMPTION. The tankers were backed up across the Atlantic with oil for the US when we reduced our consumption by 3 percent. Imagine what we could do with 10 percent!!!

 

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