Analysis Of 'Artic Refuge' By Jimmy Carter

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In the passage above, Jimmy Carter stated that there has been a repeated proposal to open the Artic Refuge to coastal plain to oil drilling. He also said that he experienced a devastating time of his life when he was expecting to see the caribou but instead they saw a great amount of caribou and their calves migrating. The president during that time, Dwight D. Eisenhower, established the original 8.9 million-acre Artic National Wildlife Range to preserve its wildlife, wilderness, and recreational values. Twenty years later, he signed an act that made the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, doubled the size of the former range, and restricted development in areas that are clearly not fund with oil exploration.

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