Argument: US ANWR production methods are cleaner than foreign methods, which are the only supply alternatives

Issue Report: Oil Drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge


  • Letter from Rep. Cole of Oklahoma to Congress in May, 2006 – “One environmental consequence of H.R. 5429: it will increase energy production in the United States, where we do an outstanding job meeting strict environmental standards, instead of outsourcing this production overseas – where weaker environmental regulations prevail.”
  • 1/2005 – “Foreign oil is produced and shipped under less strict environmental standards than domestic oil. Alaska’s oil fields are the cleanest in the world, second to none.”


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