Sunday, March 20, 2005

Arctic Refuge Facts

Water is scarce in the arctic coastal plain. Essentially it's a desert, so there's not enough water available for ice roads hence the inevitability of gravel permanant roads going every which way all across the calving grounds.

This is a new technology complex far afield from Prudhoe Bay. As the New York Times reports slant-drilling distances from the pad claims are exaggerated, currently just over a mile up from 0.9 miles in the past. This is hardly encouraging news.


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