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March 10, 2006

BP, what's your carbon footprint now?

You know that we as a band are against ANWAR artic drilling. Here's why. I got this email from Drew McConville of the Wilderness Society today.

It involves BP, who has done a good job of convincing the consumer that they care about mucking up the world.

BREAKING: Largest Oil Spill Ever on Alaska’s North Slope
After days of lowball estimates (ten times lower!), BP and cleanup officials finally announced today that 201,000 to 267,000 gallons of crude oil were likely spilled this week in Prudhoe Bay, an area just west of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The spill -- the largest in the history of Alaska’s North Slope -- underscores the fact that oil drilling is a dirty business and has no business in a world-class wildlife refuge. Such a large spill should make it even harder for the drilling lobby to sell their unwanted plan to drill the Arctic Refuge.

AP story
BP’s press release

Abuse of Power: Senate Rules Twisted to Push Arctic Refuge Drilling… Again
The full Senate will vote next week on whether or not to pass a budget resolution whose only instructions would be to the Energy Committee to authorize drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Because they cannot pass their shortsighted drilling plan by any other means, pro-drilling GOP leaders are manipulating the federal budget for the sole purpose of forcing Arctic Refuge drilling through the Senate by a bare majority. Although they tried the same scheme last year, Senator Stevens and his allies are not even pretending that this year’s budget instructions have anything to do with balancing the budget anymore.

Statement from The Wilderness Society

Posted by jason on March 10, 2006 04:56 PM


Horrible. How can ANYONE think this is a good idea? I don't understand why someone like me--who does not have anything close to a degree in science or the environment, but rather dance--see that drilling the arctic is not a good solution, while people who are extremely educated--or at least have unlimited access to people who are extremely educated on this matter--turn a blind eye to the repurcussions of drilling and pursue it as a necessary endeavor???!!!! Am I being too simplistic? Or is it simply a matter of greed, and so bending ethics to give way for some quick cash?

Posted by: jessica on March 11, 2006 02:46 AM

Yes, It's horrible.

Posted by: Aom_rock_magical on March 11, 2006 06:04 AM

Save the Artic! Write your representatives today!!

Posted by: Anonymous on March 11, 2006 05:40 PM

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