Opposing ANWR supports outsourcing

Letter to the Editor

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Those who oppose development of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and any similar developments in Alaska have a simple mantra: protection of the environment and wildlife. Alaskans need to stress again and again that those who oppose such developments support and encourage outsourcing of American jobs. Take the same message to the various legislative halls, to the home grounds of Republicans and Democrats who oppose ANWR again and again, each and every time you speak out.

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Develop a paper on the subject from the old Teamster study on the subject of jobs that were to be gained if ANWR went through six or eight years ago. Remember for every primary job created, at least three secondary jobs would be created - many of them in Washington over the next 10 years. In addition to the extra investment in the military to secure oil sources and trade routes for imported oil. Among all of your staff, you should be able to put together backup papers to support your mantra, in other words, they are outsourcing American and Alaskan jobs.

Robert J. Dupere


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