Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
is on once again to drill ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge).
Similar to 911 and the window it opened for military spending and the
war in Iraq and curtailment of our right-to-know, the supposed oil
shortage and the campaign of fear spawned by 911 has opened a new window
of opportunity to drilling ANWR.
Anwr.org - "jobs and energy for America"
- is one of the most obvious websites in this new surge to drill the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They claim they have the support of the
local Native population, but this is just not true. Take a look at the
video, Oil on Ice, and you'll
see that this is a fabrication. A 4 minute version of the film is
available for free here.
Fox news, of course, if
pushing the drilling in the media. Fox's mythical "myth
busting" is Bush's most powerful media hack attack pushing the new
surge to drill - Bush's last push to payoff his oil buddies before his
present term expires.
On the other hand, the The Ventura County Star offers a much
more even handed and intelligent view and a refreshing counter to the
myths that Fox news is sprea ding around the globe.
Time magazine is also one of
those not buying the ANWR rhetoric. Check their 2001 article, "Some Shaky Figures" for an excellent discussion about how
the facts have been misrepresented. One in particular is the erroneous
claim that 700,000 jobs would be created if ANWR is drilled!
In 2001, Ian Thomas, an
employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was fired for publishing
maps showing Caribou calving sites within ANWR. He contacted me and I
was able to download the maps and the entire website before FWS deleted
them from the internet forever. The censored maps the FWS doesn't want
you to see may be viewed
here. Click here
for the entire censored and removed 2001 FWS website.
As of 12/07/01 the U.S. Fish
& Wildlife Service (FWS) took their Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
(ANWR) website offline. Once it was "sanitized" by the Bush
administration, it was put back online for a brief period. The original
website was very critical of any oil exploration, drilling or recovery
in the ANWR. Their most recent version of this website tells a very
different story as you will see. Below is one of the maps from the old
ANWR website that shows that much of the Caribou calving area is at high
for our archived copy of the original FWS ANWR website and click here for the new FWS ANWR
website. Also, check here for
FWS's pro-oil take.
ACT NOW! Watch the video Oil On Ice and visit oilonice.org to find out what you
can do to help prevent the opening of ANWR to oil drilling.
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