Argument: ANWR oil drilling would require environmentally damaging infrastructure

Issue Report: Oil Drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge


  • Defenders of Wildlife – “Coastal plain oil development would require a spider’s web of industrial complexes across virtually the entire plain – hundreds of miles of roads and feeder pipelines, refineries, living quarters for hundreds of workers, landfills, water reservoirs, docks and gravel causeways, production plants, gas processing facilities, seawater treatment plants, power plants and gravel mines.”
  • The Audubon Society also makes this point – “the industrial oil complex would require a sprawling matrix of roads, pipelines, drilling pads, processing plants, gravel mines, and airports.”

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