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We Cannot Drill Our Way To Energy Independence

Republicans in Congress claim that drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would cure America’s addiction to oil, but the facts speak for themselves. We cannot drill our way to energy independence. Drilling in the Arctic would provide only a six-month supply of oil that would not be available for ten years. At best, it would put more money in the pockets of the oil companies at a time when they are enjoying record profits. At worst, it will threaten the habitat for more than 200 species who call the pristine wilderness home. The road to energy independence does not lead to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Congress should be working to pass a real energy plan that invests in alternative energy sources and creates jobs here at home.

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