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The Alaska Pipeline
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A curious bear cub walks up to a pump station America's appetite for oil is the world's largest -- currently an average of 20.6 million barrels of oil every day. At its peak in 1988, the Trans-Alaska pipeline delivered over two million barrels of crude oil per day to the shipping terminal at Valdez. Today, the pipeline carries a daily average of less than 875,000 barrels.

In search of additional energy sources, some have called for exploration and extraction in a geologically promising area 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay, in the federally protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Estimates of the oil deposits there range from 3 to 16 billion barrels -- an amount that could potentially reduce America's dependence on oil imports from 70 to 66 percent.

Do American energy needs justify drilling in wilderness areas?

 

Yes

No


 
Did you watch the film, "The Alaska Pipeline"?
(Please vote "yes" if you watched at least half of the film.)
 

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If yes, did it influence your answers?

 

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