Danny Taggart's Blogarama

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Friday, March 11, 2005

Rename ANWR

This tiny piece of barren wasteland stands between us and energy independence.

I suspect that most public opposition to drilling for oil in ANWR is due to its inaccurate name: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This conjures up images of evil tankers spilling oil all over cute and cuddly penguins. But a more appropriate name would be the Arctic National Wasteland Region. I recommend that the Republican congress table the drilling issue, but rename ANWR. Then, bring up the drilling issue again in a few years. But this time, the public will be asked to choose between cheaper gas and a "Wasteland Region." Can't lose!