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Jeb616
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posted 03 November 2005 05:57 PM      Profile for Jeb616   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2005/11/03/arcticoil-051103.html

Canadian officials are opposed to the plan, arguing it will disrupt a migrating caribou herd that crosses the border and the native groups on both sides that depend on the caribou. The area is also an important habitat for migratory birds, polar bears, and other animals.

Opponents in Canada and the U.S. say there is not enough oil in the refuge to substantially lower gasoline prices, and the crude would not find its way into the market for at least a decade.


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Hephaestion
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posted 03 November 2005 06:19 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Y'know, Jeb, if you use this button: , you can make those ugly ol' URLs part of your sentence, just like this. See?
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Hinterland
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posted 03 November 2005 06:24 PM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here's the USA Embassy's propaganda site on the issue.

As expected from a bunch of juvenile neo-cons, it's heavy on the eye-rolling:

quote:
What has got the Canadian Government so upset about possible drilling in ANWR? Is it really about the caribou? Or is this simply another issue that resonates with Canadians in election season? Objectively, proposals to do exploratory drilling on one small section of a 19 million acre wildlife refuge wouldn't seem to merit this level of attention.

[ 03 November 2005: Message edited by: Hinterland ]


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Andrew_Jay
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posted 04 November 2005 04:32 PM      Profile for Andrew_Jay        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
While I wouldn't consider that any more juvenile than those dumb WWF ads (why, the birds will just soak up the sweet, sweet, oil, hur, hur, hur ), that is pretty hostile for something on an official government website.
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Jeb616
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posted 04 November 2005 04:37 PM      Profile for Jeb616   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Hinterland:
Here's the USA Embassy's propaganda site on the issue.

As expected from a bunch of juvenile neo-cons, it's heavy on the eye-rolling:

[ 03 November 2005: Message edited by: Hinterland ]


Thanks for the tips Im new to the inter-net.
I found the US Embassy Link a little hostile too, our diplomats might actually be pushing some buttons.


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Hinterland
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posted 04 November 2005 05:03 PM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
While I wouldn't consider that any more juvenile than those dumb WWF ads (why, the birds will just soak up the sweet, sweet, oil, hur, hur, hur ), that is pretty hostile for something on an official government website.

I would. Those ads just lampoon the perfidy and short-sightedness of greedy capitalists who don't care about the environment (which is the root of the problem here) and at least do it in an amusing way. The US Embassy's site is just a sneery dismissal of the entire problem as defined by the government elected by Canadians. And this on a site where we're expecting to find diplomacy.

...yes, yes...I know; diplomacy and the Bush administration are mutually exclusive...


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