Letter to the editor

Oct 162008
Authors: Ashley Fenn

Dear Caleb Thornton,

I don’t know if you’ve ever had the privileged opportunity to visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — and I pray that Alaska will never have to tolerate your narrow-minded presence up there — but you are obviously na’ve to what the Refuge looks like and provides.

It is certainly not an arctic wasteland and is not just home to one caribou, but rather more than 129,000 caribou, 350 musk ox, 160 species of birds, wolves, moose, wolverines, arctic ground squirrels, brown bears and is one of the few places on earth that people can actually journey into completely undisturbed nature.

It is one of the most beautiful and serene landscapes in our anthropomorphic dominated world, and just because you are too lazy to get out of your gas guzzling car and ride a bike, does not mean that we should sacrifice this amazing preserve.

Before you go demanding more destruction of precious land for drilling, you should really open up a book and perhaps your eyes and heart.

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