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Poll - Eskimos Want ANWR

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posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 08:44 AM
States rights. Alaskans want ANWR. It's good for American
independence from middle east oil. It's good for the Alaskan
economy. There is nothing that supports the assertion that
it's bad for the environment. DRILL! And in the mean time,
let's get going on alternative fuel sources... get those windmills
going off Cape Cod (even though Kerry and Cronkite don't want
to 'spoil the view' )


Monday, March 14, 2005
Poll: Eskimos Back ANWR Drilling

The last time they were surveyed, Americans most directly affected by a
Bush administration proposal to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge overwhelmingly backed the plan.

Seventy-five percent of Alaskans told a February 2000 Dittman research
survey that they wanted to open up the refuge for drilling, with only 23
percent opposed.

A 1995 Dittman survey yielded similar results, with 75 percent of Alaskans
saying they backed ANWR drilling, and just 19 percent opposed.

In the Inupiat Eskimo villages near ANWR, support is even higher. A
January 2000 survey in the village of Kaktovik found that 78 percent of
residents back more energy exploration in their own backyard. Only 9
percent were opposed.

A January 2005 Harris Interactive survey found that nationwide, Americans
back drilling in ANWR by a margin of 53 percent to 47 percent.


[edit on 3/15/2005 by FlyersFan]

posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 08:55 AM

For less than a year's worth of oil...

I don't think it's worth it. Better to put the money into perfecting the abiotic creation of oil from plastic and other refuse. Then we could actually start DISMANTLING all the landfills we've been creating. How cool would that be?

ANWR would be a mistake. Then again, we've made so many, why not make some more.

posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 01:06 PM
Isn't the correct name Inuit? I'm no expert on the suject but I always thought Eskimo was a English word made for nameing these people.
Funny a news sourse would choose to say Eskimo and not inuit. I will have to check into this news sourse.

posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 01:50 PM
link is registered to Ryan Hickman who also owns
All the adds on News Max are blatant Pro-Bush and Anti-democrat. Right away we know we are dealing with a bias news source.
The article it self has not credited any reporter.
Funding for both sites, aside from the adds, seems to be coming from the sales of the "Die Terrorists Die" and "Taliban Bodies" videos.

I have not been able to verify the actual pole results but it would seem reasonable that the people there would like to have a increase in the quality of life. I can not speak for these people, but in my experience with first nations people, the wellness of nature is more important than living a life of riches.


posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 03:33 PM

Originally posted by Umbrax
Isn't the correct name Inuit? I'm no expert on the suject but I always thought Eskimo was a English word made for nameing these people.
Funny a news sourse would choose to say Eskimo and not inuit.
Yep, Eskimo is only name given to them by English speaking people.
Name they use themselves is Inuit.
So that fact makes whole "article" stink as big money/corporations.

And letting big corporations to lands of indigenous people hasn't never produced any good... except for rich owners.
Just remember what big US oil corporations do in Nigeria.

posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 03:40 PM
Hey, come on Flyer's Fan, you should know better. It doesn't matter what the people who live in the area want, all that matters is what the Kennedy Dynasty wants, unless Michael Moore has something to say about it. You should know, after the latest election, that the majority of Americans (what was it, 52% that voted for Bush?) who don't support the Democratic party or liberal ideals are idiots and...What's that word, sheeple? They're sheeple and idiots for not following what the liberal elite tell them is what they should do. So just because the residents want something to happen, what really matters is what some University of Colorado professor has to say about it. After all, they're infinitely better than us religious, right wing (either or) morons who can't tie our own shoes without a liberal's help.

In case you didn't catch it, that was riddled with sarcasm

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