09 November 2006

Today we talked about the controversy surrounding drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Here are a couple resources in case you would like to write a letter to our new representative.

For Drilling:
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Against Drilling:
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Neutral:
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Learn more about the Gwich 'in tribe.

If you want to write you letter to our new representative, start it out like this:
Dear Mr. Arcuri,

...and sign it with just your name. Do not include your address or phone number as I will make it clear that it is being sent from the school.

Remember, you guys have a lot of power that you don't even realize you have but it is important to include both sides of this issue. The more educated you sound on this issue, the more seriously he will take you. Please hand these in by the end of next week so I can send them to him. If you would, instead, like to send it to a newspaper, by yourself, check out the side bar of my high school science club blog.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, haven't bben on here in a while, science this year is boring, life science is much more funnnn
-Sam

Courtney Ward said...

I think that they shouldn't drill because you wouldn't drill if it was under your home...right? i mean they are taking away the basic lifestile of this inicent trib? come on?...would you realy want to ruin somones life to only have a tiny bit of oil...you could save more oil if you actually used your brain and thought about it...like making cars more oil effecent...hello?..a middle school student could have thought of that in about 5 min...if people really took the time to think of other ways to get more oil than just drilling it from the ground..then there still would be enough land for all of the animals and other creatures to live safe and happily. I would be glad to write a letter to Miceal Arrcuri so that he can see the piont of many people who are against the drilling...dont get me wrong..i am not making a general statment..just a point.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Devoe,
You know I'm against drilling. If they are going to drill, either find a new place for the animals, or don't drill at all.

~Crissy

Kaitlynn said...

I think that lil movie clip you showed us of the one tribe was kind of sad. I mean people should let them live their lives.

Mr. DeVoe said...

Good Courtney...I'm glad to hear you'll write a letter.

Kaitlynn said...

What is that whooping cough thing? Cause I have been sick and coughing a lot i hope i dont have that. gr....

Kaitlynn said...

Can you put the URL to where you found the movie on the Gwichi'n Tribe in here? I wanna show my stepmom. Hee Hee

Mr. DeVoe said...

Kaitlynn... That site is http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7912939144079099961&q=gwich%27in&hl=en

erica said...

Yo mr.deVOe..where in alaska is this again i cant remeber..and gotta write my letter..thnx.

Mr. DeVoe said...

Erica,

Its called the Arctice National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Its in the Northeast corner of Alaska.

erica said...

rite..thnx Mr. DeVoe

Anonymous said...

Sam, what are you takeing this year that is so boring, Lol.

Kaitlynn said...

Thanks Mr.DeVoe. I loved that movie. In a way I think it was kinda sad that the other people wont let them live their religion or whatever. Do you agree with me?? Comment back!!