Argument: US ANWR production methods are cleaner than foreign methods, which are the only supply alternatives
Argument's parent debate
- Letter from Rep. Cole of Oklahoma to Congress in May, 2006 - "One environmental consequence of H.R. 5429: it will increase energy production in the United States, where we do an outstanding job meeting strict environmental standards, instead of outsourcing this production overseas - where weaker environmental regulations prevail."
- ANWR.org 1/2005 - "Foreign oil is produced and shipped under less strict environmental standards than domestic oil. Alaska's oil fields are the cleanest in the world, second to none."