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Old 04-02-2010, 12:39 PM   #64
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Default Re: Obama to open offshore areas along coasts for drilling

Originally Posted by WH View Post
McCain was for offshore drilling, but not ripping up the Alaskan wilderness....
The ANWR debate has never been about "ripping up the Alaskan wilderness." It's about opening up a tiny sliver (2,000 acres located entirely in the coastal plain) of a gigantic wildlife refuge that is almost 20 million acres in size (about 9 times the size of Yellowstone) to oil exploration and development. 2,000 acres sounds like a lot, but in reality it equates to about one hundredth of one percent of ANWR. Further, most Alaskans support it.

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