Thursday, August 24, 2006

Jim Marshall has voted against drilling in the ANWR five times in three years

Oil reserves in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) are estimated to be about 10 billion barrels and access to that oil would boost domestic production by almost 20 percent.

Drilling in ANWR would provide 1 million barrels of oil a day for the next 30 years and would create more than 1 million jobs across the nation. (House Resources Committee)

Even though the proposal to drill for oil in ANWR would limit oil facilities to just 2,000 of ANWR’s 19 million acres (0.01 percent), Rep. Marshall still sided with the environmental extremists and voted to prohibit oil and gas exploration in ANWR.

Marshall has voted this way five times in three years.

Mac Collins went to the ANWR and took the following video. He is posting the video here so the residents of Georgia’s new 8th Congressional District can see for themselves that there is no reason not to drill in the ANWR.

Mac Collins has voted to drill in the ANWR and supports such drilling.