This page was last updated 09/05/12
April 2005, Congress passed legislation to drill in this region! Read the history and please continue contacting your representatives.
September 13, 2005 a letter from Jimmy Carter
April, 2003, the House approved tax breaks for energy companies and set up a showdown with the Senate over energy policy, particularly drilling in this wildlife refuge.
The information you hear is from the oil companies and their friends.
There is no logical reason to drill in this area. On the contrary, there will be great detriment and far reaching negative ramifications if drilling is approved.
There is no going back. This is forever.
We have numerous examples well documented in our American history, the indigenous peoples being displaced, the land being desecrated and a way of life lost forever. The motivation being greed and for the benefit of personal agendas.
The facts according to our governments' own studies concluded this refuge is not guaranteed to produce the oil. Most experts predict that oil production from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could not begin for 7-12 years and the Congressional Research Service estimates it would take at least 15 years.
It is estimated that the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge contains no more than a six month supply of oil at our current consumption rates.
Scroll down this page and learn who actually benefits from this drilling. Learn who is harmed -- the benefits do not outweigh the risks.
The USA uses 25% of the world's oil and has 3% oil reserves. The oil companies currently hold drilling rights over 95% of the Arctic region. And again history repeats itself the greedy and powerful 'want it all.'
The oil companies, our public servants and the main stream media fail to give much publicity to the oil spills that occur on average every day. Some of those spills being thousands of gallons of oil. British Petroleum was fined over $20million last year for toxic waste dumping.
Please, contact your representative and ask them to vote to protect not only the land, but also the animals, indigenous peoples, their livelihood and their culture.
making history and there is no going back -- forever is a
long time -- in exchange for six months of oil at current consumption rates.
Risking destruction of a
culture that has endured for over a thousand years!
Do the oil companies have connections with the governmental proponents of drilling in the refuge?
Mr. George W Bush
was also Bush’s top career patron
-- giving $555,275 throughout Bush’s political career.
in donations from persons who work for oil and oil affiliated industries.
These companies in 1984 merged with Spectrum 7 (Bush was named chairman and CEO) which was later bought by out Harken Oil and Gas in 1986 and we all remember what happened with Harken -- no wait -- we don't -- since dad as president used executive privilege and had the SEC investigation records sealed.
Need I ask you why it was necessary to seal the investigation if there was no wrongdoing?
Vice President Richard Cheney
has a number of operations on the
North Slope of Alaska
that stand to benefit
from increased oil production there.
Secretary of Interior Gale Norton
She was also charged with being in contempt of court for misappropriating $137,000,000,000 ($137 billion) owed to Native Americans? Litigation is (slowly) pending.
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham
National Wildlife Refuge
History repeats itself. Greedy people abusing natural resources -- once the resource is depleted -- going outside the USA to forcefully take the resources of other nations.
The indigenous peoples oppressed and displaced for sake of profit.
I am outraged that my tax dollars are used to benefit the special interests of the Bush regime oil cronies.