Oil on Ice documentary showing

To the Editor:As George W. Bush begins his second term as President, the battle between energy and the environment continues. Efforts to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling have lost neither steam nor support. The situation seems even more dire upon the recent confirmation of a new Secretary of Energy, Samuel Bodman.A self-described “energetic advocate” of opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, Secretary Bodman joins President Bush with equal enthusiasm to exploit the North Slope of Alaska for the sake of increasing federal profits and temporarily lowering the price of natural gas. This approach is viewed as a step in the wrong direction to national environmentalists as well as a majority of Americans. The fight to preserve the Arctic Wildlife National Refuge, especially under the current administration, has reached a new level of importance. Now, it is vital for all Americans to make their voices heard in order to combat this unnecessary destruction.To learn more about ANWR, attend a viewing of Oil on Ice, a new documentary by Sierra Club Production, on Monday, March 14th at 6:30pm on the campus of UVM in Angell Building, Room B106.Lindsay DavisClass of 2005