ANWR

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on June 13, 2008

Question(s)

1. a) What does the acronym ANWR stand for?  b) Where is ANWR located?

2. What is Michael Ramirez implying in his cartoon?  Do you agree or disagree with his perspective?  Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Reprinted here with permission from CopleyNews.com.
























Answer(s)

1.  a) ANWR stands for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  b) It is located in Alaska.

2. The cartoonist is implying that an excellent way to address high gas prices lies right here in our own country.  The U.S. is potentially sitting a on huge amount of oil, but Congress will not approve drilling.

View a map of ANWR:  http://www.anwr.org/docs/CloseupofareaIII.pdf

Read more about this issue:  http://www.anwr.org/ANWR-Basics/Arctic-National-Wildlife-Refuge-the-issue.php