To my Senators: Re: Drilling ANWAR
To Senators Wyden & Smith:
I deeply appreciate your past opposition of President Bush's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, America's last unspoiled birthing ground for Arctic wildlife.
The refuge should not be put at risk for the sake of a year's worth of national energy.
We should focus instead on forward-thinking ideas for renewable sources that can add new revenue opportunities in rural parts of our state by providing wind, solar and bio-fuels, as well as further technology development and new job creation around improving these sources.
Every dollar saved through energy efficiencies in Oregon is a dollar we can invest here at home instead of sending it abroad.