What are two activities that would be associated with the development of ANWR petroleum resources and describe?

What are two activities that would be associated with the development of ANWR petroleum resources and describe a substantial enviromental impact of each in ANWR

One Response to “What are two activities that would be associated with the development of ANWR petroleum resources and describe?”

  1. mikey Says:

    There would have to be a pipeline system built to ship the oil from the area. The Alaska oil pipeline has shown to have little effect on the environment and animals. The new pipeline could be constructed similarly. The other thing would be the well sites themselves. The area designated for drilling is 2000 acres. This is less than 1/2 of 1% of the total area of ANWR. Technically the area designated for oil and gas development is not inside any wildlife refuge or wilderness area. It was designated specifically for oil and gas development many years ago. Technologies being used now for this development would minimize any environmental impacts. An example of this is directional drilling. In Colorado, gas companies are able to drill a dozen or more wells from a single above ground location (or well site). This reduces the numbers of pipes to be laid and any other infrastructure required (like roads, but they could be serviced from the air).

    I am all for alternative energy, but I also think we need to get our heads out of the sand (and the politicians heads from where ever they are) on this. We are letting foreign countries control the prices and our economy with oil. Exploring this reserve of oil and gas is a good stop gap, eventually we need new technologies to supply our hunger for and reliance on energy.