Government should permit – Executive and
Legislative branches must pass legislation allowing for oil to be extracted.
Oil Drilling- extraction of oil by deep oil
Artic National Wildlife Refuge- the specific
area is an area called 1002 Area located in the northern part of ANWR
- Significant Harm - Dependency of
Foreign Oil –
imported from other countries presented 55% imported from other
be at an estimated 65% from other countries in 2005 (Top 10 reasons to
support Development in ANWR)
thousand barrels a day from Saudi Arabia
total of 4015 thousand barrels a day from OPEC Countries
the United States
is no longer able to get oil from OPEC countries that will compromise
the way United States
functions. Being on the brink of
war with Iraq,
we may no longer be able export oil from the +Middle East.
maintains military presence in the Middle East
in large part because of petroleum reserves. In 1996, 19 military men were killed
and in 2000, 17 were killed protecting that oil. Dwight Lee
Harm - Increased cost of Oil –
of oil in 1999 – 17.50
2000 – 28.75
2001 – 30.00
2003 – 34.50
war coming, more oil will be used for machinery, so a decrease in
supply would mean an increase of cost of oil
increase cost of oil is meaning that states such as California
have to have rolling black outs that are affecting how people live.
(National Policy Analysis)
is fluctuating everyday and is causing problems for people because they
can’t plan their live. It is
hard on companies who don’t know if they should or not expand……. One
day good/ one day bad based on oil prices.
Good. Lack of Jobs in US -
a. According the Department of Labor the
current unemployment rate of the United States
b. In Alaska
the unemployment rate is 8%
Failure - US Debt –
debt is 6.4 trillion dollars as of March 18 and increasing. This a goal
failure because gov’t needs a balanced budget
in order to maintain economic stability.
Failure- Balance of Trade
imports more then they export.
This means that the US
is relaying on other countries to invest in us.
Structural Inherency – Lack of oil available in the United
States where we are currently drilling and
too much oil is being taken from areas around the world that are
unstable. The US
uses more oil then most other countries, we are using more oil then we can
produce in our own country. This
tradition of the US
using a lot of energy and is not going to change in any new future. We buy SUV’s instead of economy cars and
light up whole neighborhood instead of just lighting important parts of the
Our plan permits oil drilling in the ANWR 1002. The permit for drilling
in the Artic will maintain a safe environment for animals and protect
from oil spills.
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulates transmission and
sale of natural gas; regulates transmission of oil by pipeline in
interstate commerce; oversees environmental matters relates to natural
gas, oil , electrical and hydroelectric projects.
would be in charge of accepting bids, plans, and would make regulations
to make sure nature and animals are not harmed.
would be founded from the lease money since it is gov’t
would make contract that the winning bidder would sign on regulations
and clean up.
ANWR contains up to 16 billion barrels of petroleum and each barrel can be
refined into 19.5 gallons of gas. (Lee, Dewight)
to the chairman of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee he said ANWR
“is so oil-rich it could substitute for the oil the U.S.
would otherwise have to import from Saudi
Arabia over the next 30 years. Opening ANWR could reduce oil imports by
about eight percent.” (Lee Dewight)
a. When the oil
company drills for oil in SNWR, the oil supply in the U.S.
will increase, which will decrease the cost of oil. If our oil supply from Middle
East is cut off due to the war with Iraq,
the oil from ANWR can help keep the oil supply constant, which in turn will
keep the oil price constant.
a. By creating a pipeline and drilling in
ANWR 450,000 ad 735,000 jobs would be created (United Press
International). This will greatly help
Alaska’s already high
unemployment rate of 8%.
GF4. Increase in revenue to State and Federal Treasury –
Goal Failure by US gov’t
a. Federal revenues would be enhanced by
billions of dollars from bonus bids, lease rentals, royalties and taxes.
Estimated in 1995 bonus bids alone were $ 2.6 billion (Top 10 reasons to
support development in ANWR)
b. State revenue would increase due to
increase in population from workers.
Workers would pay taxes on supplies, food, building materials which
would increase in state taxes
For example in Alaska after the drilling of Prudhoe
Bay Field in 1968 ,the state revenue utilizing petroleum has risen from 12
percent to more than 90 percent in 15 years and remains extremely high today.
(Norman Chance, special report ANWR)
GF5. Lower Imports
using more of our own oil will then decrease the amount of forgein oil being imported.
Refute what they say……….