Stevens says "Don't Eat
'HALF' Baked Alaska, Know the Truth about ANWR"
April 22, 2005
Today, Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska)
questioned the validity of what Stevens called the "Ben
and Jerry's ice cream stunt" held on Capitol Hill with an
enormous Baked Alaska.
"Baked Alaska takes
a lot of energy to make - from the churning of the ice cream,
to baking the cake, to baking the dessert, to driving it
to the nation's Capitol," said Stevens.
"This stunt goes
to show that Ben and Jerry's does not have a firm appreciation
for our county's energy crisis - or the very significant role
oil plays in our daily lives. I suggest that they use a
horse and treadmill to run their ice cream machines if they are
really concerned about decreasing our nation's dependence on
Senator Stevens encourages
Alaskans and Americans across the country to protest what he
calls a misinformation campaign and get the facts about ANWR.
Stevens provided this
list of ANWR Facts:
1. It is estimated that ANWR
will produce 10 billion barrels of oil.
2. Caribou on the North Slope have increased from 3,000 to 32,000
since oil development began on the North Slope of Alaska.
3. The U.S. imports 60% of our oil from foreign sources, ANWR
will reduce our dependence on unstable and unfriendly regimes.
4. ANWR will have the most stringent environmental safeguards
in place for exploration.
5. This is American oil, produced on American soil, with an American
workforce and will be used to heat American homes and power America's
farms and businesses.
According to Ben & Jerry's
web site the Baked Alaska demonstration held in Washington DC
today - Earth Day - was planned to protest drilling in the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge.
Office of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens
Ben & Jerry's
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