Argument: Drilling in ANWR would help reduce the large US budget deficit
Argument's parent debate
- Letter to Congress from Representative Cole on behalf Oklahoma (May, 2006) - "Reduce the budget deficit. We are faced with many difficult choices in trying to address the nation's long-term budget outlook. ANWR is an option that makes a modest, but real, improvement to our budget situation without increasing anyone's taxes or reducing spending to any vital program. Specifically, ANWR would improve the budget outlook by $111 billion or more over 30 years based on current prices."