Dems hope to ban drilling in Alaska refuge
WASHINGTON Opponents of oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge are going on the offense after playing defense for a quarter of a century. They want the new Democratic Congress to make an oft-challenged drilling ban permanent.
Legislation introduced in the House on Friday would make the
oil-rich 1.2 million-acre coastal strip of the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge a permanently protected wilderness and end repeated
efforts to open the area east of the Prudhoe oil field to ...
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