Off Topic ANWR Yes or No

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Craig

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Sorry for the off topic post. I would like to hear from members as
to their feelings on opening ANWR to drilling. As you may be aware I
work here in Alaska and it hits me close to home. I have heard alot
in the news lately about public opinion but have come to distrust
the media these days. I don't want to pepper this list with off
topic ANWR banter so feel free to email me directly.

First let me explain who I am and where I get my info. I have worked
in the oil fields of Alaska for the last 14 years as an inspector.
I'm currently working on the pipeline for a company that has the 3rd
parity inspection contract. Basically I oversee and report on the
maintenance contract companies that do work on this pipeline to the
JPO and the DOT. This is a requirement of the right-of-way leases
granted to build this pipeline. This 3rd parity position lets me
report on the work that goes on with out fear of reprisal from
Alyeska or the contractors who work on this line. You don't see this
requirement anywhere else in the USA that I'm aware of. I've worked
at nuclear facilities with less oversight.

Believe me when I tell you this is the most heavily regulated oil
field and pipeline in the world. I'm all for regulation and
oversight of the oil companies. It keeps me employed.

Currently our Alaskan oil fields are run and operated by BP. As in
British petroleum. A non US company. If anyone out there thinks
their concerned about anything other then their bottom line their
wrong. We need to keep a close eye on any oil field or pipeline in
this country.

As for ANWR... I have been there myself. Spent three weeks hunting
the area just outside the northern boundary near the Shublik
mountains. That is beautiful country. It is at the base of the
Brooks range and is the area most of the pictures the
environmentalists show come from. The area on the coast range is 100
miles to the north of the area where development is proposed.

There is no place more regulated and protected then the oil fields
in Alaska. I have worked outside Alaska and was blown away with what
goes on in other fields in this country let alone oversees.

Believe me it will not impact the Porcupine Caribou heard. The
Arctic heard in Prudhoe Bay has grown in size since the oil field
was produced and they are year round animals unlike the porcupine
heard that migrates from Canada.

As for protecting our environment. I'm working on a project right
now that has two full time environmental generalist on site. They do
nothing more then report and investigate on any environmental issues
that may come up. The oil companies are held to this standard by our
government and that is a good thing. It should be happening
everywhere else in this country. Go to the Sacklin Islands in Russia
or anywhere in the 3rd world and see how well they care about our
environment. If people want to make a difference in the
environmental condition of our planet they should go somewhere with
a real problem. The 3rd worlds environmental activities are far more
damaging to all of us then anything going on in Alaska. Were just
easier to deal with because we can't shoot back. :)

So yes I say develope this oil and regulate it to ensure compliance
with the regulations that are in place. It's worked better here for
30 years thene anywhere else and it can work for 30 more.

Thats just my opinion and I welcom all others.

Again sorry for a non Amphi related post...

Craig in Alaska
Red 66
 
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Craig

Guest
I just changed my yahoo email address. Please reply to the one
linked to this email. Sorry... I can't get the other one up and
working...
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Craig" <taylor67@a...>
wrote:
> Sorry for the off topic post. I would like to hear from members as
> to their feelings on opening ANWR to drilling. As you may be aware
I
> work here in Alaska and it hits me close to home. I have heard
alot
> in the news lately about public opinion but have come to distrust
> the media these days. I don't want to pepper this list with off
> topic ANWR banter so feel free to email me directly.
>
> First let me explain who I am and where I get my info. I have
worked
> in the oil fields of Alaska for the last 14 years as an inspector.
> I'm currently working on the pipeline for a company that has the
3rd
> parity inspection contract. Basically I oversee and report on the
> maintenance contract companies that do work on this pipeline to
the
> JPO and the DOT. This is a requirement of the right-of-way leases
> granted to build this pipeline. This 3rd parity position lets me
> report on the work that goes on with out fear of reprisal from
> Alyeska or the contractors who work on this line. You don't see
this
> requirement anywhere else in the USA that I'm aware of. I've
worked
> at nuclear facilities with less oversight.
>
> Believe me when I tell you this is the most heavily regulated oil
> field and pipeline in the world. I'm all for regulation and
> oversight of the oil companies. It keeps me employed.
>
> Currently our Alaskan oil fields are run and operated by BP. As in
> British petroleum. A non US company. If anyone out there thinks
> their concerned about anything other then their bottom line their
> wrong. We need to keep a close eye on any oil field or pipeline in
> this country.
>
> As for ANWR... I have been there myself. Spent three weeks hunting
> the area just outside the northern boundary near the Shublik
> mountains. That is beautiful country. It is at the base of the
> Brooks range and is the area most of the pictures the
> environmentalists show come from. The area on the coast range is
100
> miles to the north of the area where development is proposed.
>
> There is no place more regulated and protected then the oil fields
> in Alaska. I have worked outside Alaska and was blown away with
what
> goes on in other fields in this country let alone oversees.
>
> Believe me it will not impact the Porcupine Caribou heard. The
> Arctic heard in Prudhoe Bay has grown in size since the oil field
> was produced and they are year round animals unlike the porcupine
> heard that migrates from Canada.
>
> As for protecting our environment. I'm working on a project right
> now that has two full time environmental generalist on site. They
do
> nothing more then report and investigate on any environmental
issues
> that may come up. The oil companies are held to this standard by
our
> government and that is a good thing. It should be happening
> everywhere else in this country. Go to the Sacklin Islands in
Russia
> or anywhere in the 3rd world and see how well they care about our
> environment. If people want to make a difference in the
> environmental condition of our planet they should go somewhere
with
> a real problem. The 3rd worlds environmental activities are far
more
> damaging to all of us then anything going on in Alaska. Were just
> easier to deal with because we can't shoot back. :)
>
> So yes I say develope this oil and regulate it to ensure
compliance
> with the regulations that are in place. It's worked better here
for
> 30 years thene anywhere else and it can work for 30 more.
>
> Thats just my opinion and I welcom all others.
>
> Again sorry for a non Amphi related post...
>
> Craig in Alaska
> Red 66
 
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