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Do the math: NOT the path to energy independence.
US Fish and Wildlife Service:  How much oil in the arctic national wildlife refuge (ANWR)?  To sum up:  there is a 50% chance of finding 5.3 b barrels of recoverable oil (~7 b at the high end) there (this represents a little over 20% of US reserves or 1.5 years of extra production at current US rates).  At its peak (probably in 2020), Alaskan oil production from the ANWR will likely be 800,000 barrels a day.  That’s 1/10 the current US production or 4% of what we currently use each day. [John Robb’s Radio Weblog]