Open the Alaskan 1002 Coastal Plain
The Alaskan 1002 Coastal Plain was set aside by the U.S. Congress specifically for energy exploration. It is believed that this piece of land, roughly 1.5 million acres, contains billions of barrels of oil. All legislation related to the 1002 Coastal Plain calls for a limit of 2,000 surface acres for equipment and site pads. This means that less than 1% of the 1002 Coastal Plain would be impacted by surface development. This stretch of land is immediately next to state land where the same development has existed for decades. In that time Alaska has seen no negative impacts on the environment, and instead has seen a drastic increase in the Central Arctic caribou herd. Opening up the 1002 Coastal Plain will create thousands of jobs, increase state and federal revenue, increase domestic oil production, and play a crucial role in the decrease of the federal deficit. We know this can be done responsibly, as it is already being done responsibly in Alaska - the state with the highest environmental standards. We need your show of support!