The Week Ahead: ANWR

By May 23, 2006Energy

Here we go again, fighting to get Congress to allow us to tap our own natural resources. The enviros are always stoking up the NIMBY’s, the folks who don’t want energy production in their backyard. So what about Alaskans? By a huge margin they support exploration in ANWR — a place the size of the state of South Carolina with a drilling footprint one-fifth the size of Dulles Airport.

Watch this space in a day or two as we put out a call to action, to give you a link you can use to weigh in with your member of Congress to urge them to vote to open up these resources to American exploration. There will likely be a vote this week.

In the meantime, here’s a fact sheet from the House Resources Committee to get you started. Lots of facts about ANWR there.