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Arctic Drilling: Good or Bad?

What do you think of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Click here to discuss this poll. Click here to help sign a petition to save the Arctic:

Should the Senate allow oil drilling in the Arctic?
  • Yes
    10%
     
  • No
    87%
     
  • I don't know
    2%
     
1273 responses
Will drilling in the Arctic satisfy our energy needs?
  • Yes, finally we will get relief!
    6%
     
  • It will help, but won't do much
    17%
     
  • It will be like a teaspon of water for a person who hasn't drunk in days!
    42%
     
  • No, it won't help at all.
    33%
     
1273 responses
Will drilling help reduce prices at the pump?
  • Yes
    7%
     
  • Yes, by about .0000001%.
    15%
     
  • No, it shouldn't affect oil prices.
    24%
     
  • NO WAY! Not with OPEC controlling most of global supply.
    52%
     
1273 responses
Will drilling affect the Refuge?
  • Yes, it will be truly detrimental to the environment!
    85%
     
  • It will have limited impact on the Refuge.
    10%
     
  • It won't affect the Refuge at all.
    4%
     
1273 responses
Would conservation and energy efficiency technologies existing today provide a solution to energy demand?
  • Yes, it would provide as much relief in the present and more in the future!
    77%
     
  • It might help a little.
    15%
     
  • It won't make a significant difference. We need the oil.
    3%
     
  • Those technologies are too expensive and complicated to be practical.
    3%
     
1273 responses