The World's Oil Supply
By Don Hoff Jr.
March 11, 2006
The world's oil supply is going to be depleted around 2040. Some
scientists will argue that the oil supply will be depleted around
2020. They are saying we have at the most four generations of
fossil fuels left in the world which includes our coal reserves
in North America.
More than 90 percent of the coastal lands west of the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge have already been opened to drilling,
with many documented negative effects on wildlife and habitat.
Despite the environmental and economic impacts, President George
W. Bush, Governor Frank Murkowski and their Big Oil allies are
intent on opening the coastal plain to drilling and causing a
major threat to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the nation's
last unspoiled major arctic ecosystem.
Why is Governor Frank Murkowski so anxious to exploit Alaska's
oil? For greed, money and power for the few people that don't
care about you, your children, your grand children or great grand
children. It is one big con job on Americans using war on terrorism
as a shield. Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the
crown jewel of America's refuge system. The 1980 law that created
the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge also closed 1.5 million acres
of the coastal plain to gas and oil exploration unless specifically
authorized by Congress.
I disagree with Ann S. Graham's opinion letter, Look at facts,
not myths, about ANWR drilling in ANWR. Here is an irrational
statement, ANWR contains beautiful scenery and much wildlife,
but the area set aside for oil exploration when the wildlife
reserve was created is flat, wet and bleak. Not one would ever
go there on vacation or retire there. It is the perfect place
for oil wells: they will bother no one, not even the nearby animals,
as has been proven by the Prudhoe Bay development where the caribou
hear increased by more than seven times after production began
This is the brain-washing tactics that has been going on to all
Americans putting out misleading information to the masses about
the oil crisis in America. Reality is that the world is running
out of fossil fuels (read my first paragraph) and fuel prices
will go up over $3.00 this summer anyway because of supply and
demand. Has nothing to do with the wars going in the Arab Nations.
It is what it is a scare tactic by big oil to get rich.
In closing, there is not enough oil in ANWR to supply America
in the long term and the billions to build the gas line doesn't
justify the oil exploitation. Save the oil, when there is a real
crisis in the future, save the oil for Alaskans first and why
are we making hasty decisions so a few people in the oil business
rich? Say no to drill what is left in the oil fields in ANWR.
This is my own opinion.
Don Hoff Jr.
aka Aan Kadax Tseen
Hixson, TN - USA
About: Past City Councilman and Vice Mayor - City of Ketchikan;
Past Board of Director, Ketchikan Public Utilities; Past OSHA
Review Board, State of Alaska; Past I.R.A. Councilman, Ketchikan
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