19 million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) lies
in the northeast corner of Alaska. The entire refuge lies
north of the Arctic Circle and 1,300 miles south of the North
6, 2002 Washington, DC - Arctic Power announced today that
a recent poll shows 48% of Americans favor opening part of
the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to energy exploration."
Courtesy of Arctic Power, a nonprofit citizen's organization
oil companies and some members of Congress insist on drilling
in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, on the last five
percent of Alaska's northern coastal land not already
open to oil exploration or drilling."
Alaska Wilderness League
is an issue that draws passionate supporters from both sides
of the issue. The Senate recently rejected a bill that would
have allowed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,
but there is little doubt that the debate and efforts to drill
here will continue.