WRITES FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER,
"I read with great interest 'The Arctic Oil & Wildlife Refuge,' by W. Wayt Gibbs. I had the privilege of signing the 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, which established the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and specifically prohibited oil development in its 1.5-million-acre coastal plain. I also had the opportunity to visit the area and witness its great herds of caribou, muskoxen and other wildlife. I feel that those in Congress who soon will render their own judgment on whether to protect or drill the Arctic refuge would benefit from reading your article."
This article was originally published with the title Letters.