ANWAR — from an Alaska reader's perspective...
- An average home lot is 50' x 100' or 5,000 square feet or 720,000 square inches.
- Alaska is about 378,000,000 acres in size.
- If we compare Alaska with an average home lot we get a representation of 525 acres per
- The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge covers 19,500,000 acres; that's 37,142.857 square
inches or about 16' x 16' on your lot.
- The area we need to open up for exploration is 1,500,000 acres; that's 2,857.143 square
inches or about 4.5' x 4.5' on your lot.
- The actual area occupied for exploration is around 2,000 acres or 3.809 square inches on
your lot. That is a spot a little less that 2" x 2" or the about the size of a
35mm slide mount.
The United States is about 3,615,100 square miles. Alaska is about 591,000 square miles
or about 16% of the U.S. landmass. If your lot represents the state of Alaska, then from
that 2"x2" spot you would supply all the energy needs for yourself and five of
your neighbors for the next 30 years or more.