North Dakota Fishing and Hunting Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
324 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I see the house endorsed drilling in the arctic refuge today. the senate will probably kill this anyway, but the this discussion shouldn't even be taking place. a refuge is put in place so it doesn't get development from us on it. next thing they'll be doing is putting housing projects up in yellowstone!:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,949 Posts
.When this refuge was created the expectation of drilling for oil here was part of the management plan and limits as to how and where they could drill pre defined. Less than 4 % of the total area under control would be affected. The area in question would have minimal to no effect on any nesting birds or other animals that utlize this region. Realization of natural resources on public land for public use and security is one of the directives for land and resource use. It is only in the last 25 years that the extreme liberal attacks and the rulings such as those from the 9 th circuit have eroded the principal use defintions.

This in not part means I support condo's in Yellowstone or on Arrowhead in ND. This simply means that we have multi uses of land under goverment control and limiting one allows for other uses to be infringed upon. The Bob Marshall wilderness in MT is facing a lawsuit to stop unting of Mule deer and elk as the timing of these events is at the same time a endangered tern of sorts may migrate through the region.

This law suit was filed with no facts or resources that even show the birds use the area and that hunting activity disrupts there use. I do not know if this suit was thrown out or if it is still pending, but common sense is not something that the extremeist use in deciding who or what to target. Giving into them on this issue will lead to other area's being targeted.

I would encourage all to go to the Dept of Iterior site and read the impact study and report, doing so changed my mind.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
233 Posts
studies can be done to support whatever side you are on. There is no way to approve or disapprove of what is stated without actually doing the drilling.

I for one am against drilling in the anwar....The sooner we put our money in getting us out of our dependence for oil, the sooner this will be a better country for everyone....again just my opinion
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,577 Posts
I am with goosehtr4life 100% on this. Just think if the resources that are used to explore for and recover fossil fuels were used for research to find an alternative means of energy. Hmmmm. But with the current administration we are taking giant steps backward and undoing any of the good that has been achieved through past legislation. We will continue to hear the canned "spun, eh Fetch" half truths that the conservatives will spoonfeed us. When the cat is away (Iraq) the mice will play (drilling in ANWR). Americans have a short attention span, we can only think about this war (oil??) for now. This makes it very easy for those in power to pass legislation that would cause a media and political firestorm otherwise.

Clean Air Act?

Kyoto Protocol?

What is next?

Swampbuster?

The EPA?

Things are not looking good for the environment, this should concern all of us, being that we have a common passion. The Great Outdoors.

Aw, fawk it, lets just develop it all!! Right?
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top