I'm glad you responded in your editorial (OGJ, July 22, 2002, p. 19) to the comments by Senator Bingaman of New Mexico quoted in (OGJ, July 8, 2002, p. 35). Using the new, higher resource estimate in NPR-A by the USGS as a reason for not opening ANWR is so illogical it's painful. As I understand them, the issues on opening ANWR are:Pro:The possibility of improving the country's energy security with increased domestic oil and gas reserves and production.The opportunity to strengthen our country's economy by importing less oil and improving our balance of payments.Other benefits to our people and economy from the investment, expenses, and jobs required to develope and operat...

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