Obama Admin Looks To Make It Harder To Drill In ANWAR

I had to go to the far left hysteric site Grist to get the information. It’s not readily available in the MSM

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in remote northern Alaska is home to a surprisingly diverse array of wildlife: polar bears, caribou, wolverines, lemmings, and others all call the frigid, windswept place home. But one infamous strip of coastline in the massive refuge is also home to nearly 2 billion barrels of recoverable oil (enough, the feds estimate, to supply America for nine months), which has placed it squarely in the center of a decades-long controversy over whether to open the ecologically sensitive region for oil and gas development, or keep it locked up as wilderness.

On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) took the first step in granting increased federal protection to a relatively small, oil-rich region within ANWR known as the “1002 area” by nominating it for wilderness designation in a lengthy report [PDF] on conservation plans for ANWR. Only Congress can declare wilderness areas, and the “preliminary recommendation” made in the report is only the beginning of a long (and possibly dead-end) road to approval. But it is the first time such a recommendation has been made since the area was set aside for study in a 1980 federal law (from which the area takes its name). Environmental activists and the FWS agree that it marks a major turning point in an ongoing struggle in Alaska between conservationists and oil and gas developers.

There are billions of barrels of oil in the 1002 area. Looks like the Obama admin. is more intent on letting Brazil get their own oil using American tax dollars than letting America become energy independent with its own oil.

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  2. captainfish says:

    It has taken over 30 years to make a recommendation that a barren wasteland of ice and frozen water and lichen and frozen lichen are in need of our protection NOW?

    If it is so in need of protection, then why wasn’t it done 30 years ago?

    This is just government by fiat from the executive branch.

    I used to work for the USFWS. Its a massive beast filled to the brim with far lefties and socialists bent on controlling man’s actions. THeir sole purpose is to keep man out of every single area. Whether that area is a lake, a desert, a mountain, grassland, or even a frozen barren desert, they will determine a way.

    Screw man and screw the country.

    nine months my ass. I’ve read reports there’s enough there in the entire area for 40 years. We need it now.

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