NEWS: Oil Companies to save Arctic?
One of our friends over at The Blue Voice, one of our favourite blogs, has brought the Arctic Refuge Action Day to our attention.
This Tuesday, September 20th, at 11am, on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, a protest will take place to highlight public disgust at the Oil industry's / Bush administration's desire to find a few gallons of oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR). The protest will be followed by discussions with your local representatives. This may be the last chance to prevent this pristine part of our planet being 'explored'.
I have to admit there seems no logic to drilling in the Arctic...the probable energy return is at best minimal. And will not be available for at least a decade. The cost to that part of the world? Well based on the Oil Industry's record in other parts of the world it would appear that the region is screwed if the Oil Industry gets their hands on it.
But what can you do for the Arctic? Click here to find out your options.
And if you live outside of the US then contact your local representative to demand that your government voice its disgust and concern ASAP.
Or do nothing...perhaps the oil industry will protect it for you?