Monday, July 13, 2009

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Documentary

I saw a National Geographic documentary on tv last night about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska and the debate about oil drilling there.  It was a very interesting program outlining a very real issue with no obvious solutions at this point.  On one hand, people want to preserve the ANWR habitat as it is but on the other hand, America desperately needs another domestic source of oil of which our society has become so dependent on.

Then there are the native Alaskan people up there who need to preserve their land but at the same time, would love to make some much needed money so they can send their kids to college.

I was surprised about just how many products were in fact made from oil in our daily lives.  Again, there's no easy answers on what to do.

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