The American Enterprise

Resource Math.(Congress to decide on petroleum drilling project in Alaska)(Brief Article)

The oil reserves that sit at one edge of the ANWR lands in Alaska--which Congress set aside as a national energy reserve a generation ago and which environmentalists have kept locked up since--could finally become available for intelligent development--if Congress can overcome some last-minute obstructions this fall.

As TAE showed in some on-the-scene reporting from Alaska in our September 2001 issue, new directional drilling techniques allow geologists to tap the underground assets of 32,000 acres from a tiny footprint of just nine acres. This and other advances mean that this last great American oil source could be tapped with barely an ecological ripple. …

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