As that article says, drilling in Alaska’s ANWR is exactly a bad idea. I have read many articles. I discovered that many experts propose not to drill in Alaska’s ANWR. There will be more problems against drilling in Alaska’s ANWR.
Drilling cannot provide enough oil. Just because ANWR oil would be too little to drill, far more oil seeps naturally into the sea and the rate of consumption is increasing. According to Daniela Muhawi (Oil Drilling In Alaska, 2004), It is virtually impossible to get an unbiased assessment of the campaign to open the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge to drilling. On one hand, the recoverable oil in the refuge, possibly amounting to as much as ten billion barrels, is enough oil to supply the entire needs of the United States for about 18 months.
It would not decrease oil prices, because demand is increasing, drilling will not make us more energy independent, and more and more people are coming out of poverty. According to Raymond James (Oil slips as demand for crude wanes, 2009), the market doesn't seem to think that this plan is going to solve the economic problems in the short term.
It would destroy the ecology around ANWR. It will bring harm to wildlife and ecosystems; animals world have no place to live and reproduce and it will cost much money to moderate the environment. According to Jain (Oil Drilling In Alaska, 2009), the amount of oil in the refuge is marginal at best. It is not going to make a difference. Also drilling in the Arctic Refuge is symbolic of a larger effort. It’s about getting into one protected area and using the momentum to get into another.
According to Dr. Orians (Experts Conclude Oil Drilling Has Hurt Alaska's North Slope, 2004), undesirable effects in the future are likely to be greater. I oppose his opinion, because we should invent a new less harmful and renewable energy to put in our life. We can’t wait for another new natural energy for a long time, right now we have to reduce the negative effects of drilling oil.
In conclusion, drilling in Alaska’s ANWR is a bad idea. Drilling can’t support enough oil, it would not decline oil prices and It would destroy the environment. In the end, people should stop drilling oil in Alaska’s ANWR.
Muhawi, D (2004, December 18). Oil Drilling In Alaska. Ecoworld.com.
The Associated Press (2009, February 17).Oil slips as demand for crude wanes. MSNBC.
Revkin, A. C. (2003, March 5). Experts Conclude Oil Drilling Has Hurt Alaska's North Slope.
Alaska Oil Dispute.