The economic history of the Arctic region
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- Casting a Cold Eye on Arctic Oil
- By Nicholas D. Kristof, Opinion article, The New
York Times, 10 September 2003. Both the oil industry
and environmentalists exaggerate their cases. No one has any
idea how much oil is here, and we will never know unless it
is explored. Tt would be tragic to sacrifice this wilderness
for a series of dry wells. Oil drilling would not ravage the
entire refuge, only the coastal plain.