Drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR, is a contentious issue. But is there a way to get to the oil without actually placing any oil rigs directly on it? Well according to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, the answer is yes, and she has this to say: “Breakthrough directional drilling technology allows oil to be drilled from state-owned lands or waters outside ANWR without actually placing any rigs on it. This means we could extract much of the 6.4 billion barrels estimated to be in the northwest corner of the refuge without any summer-time impact on wildlife, allowing our nation to increase its domestic supply of oil and ease the strain on American’s wallets at the pump.”