Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Should Be Protected From Oil Drilling

920 Words Nov 12th, 2015 4 Pages
Adamia Coverson
Mr. Gos
English 1301
1 Oct. 2015
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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Should be protected from oil drilling

Dear President Barack Obama: As you may be aware, some of your Congressmen are wanting to drill for oil at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The main "Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling" article on Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, said that US House of Representative passed yet another bill to drill oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in February of 2012. My main question is why is another bill being passed if it has be declined twelve times already? If drilling were to occur, lots of animals would be without a home and eventually the species will become extinct. The US Fish & Wildlife Service states that the ANWR is well-known for the polar, grizzle, and black bear; wolf, Dall sheep, and the symbolic animal of the wildness of the refuge, the caribou. Not only will drilling affect the animals in the environment, it will affect the animals that depend on those of that environment. In order for an ecosystem to stay an ecosystem there are three aspects that interact with each other:
• Biodiversity
• Sustainability
• Adaptations
Sustainability and biodiversity go hand-in-hand. Sustainability is the ability to maintain valued qualities in a physical environment. Those qualities come from the biodiversity of the environment. Biodiversity is the variability among living…
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