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2008-07-03 09:01:08

Five congressional candidates are headed to Alaska to show support for opening a wildlife refuge up to oil development, sources said. All five are Republicans, The Hill newspaper reported. Craig Williams, running against Joe Sestak, D-Pa., said drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would provide a bridge to tomorrow when we can more heavily rely on renewable energy resources such as hydro-electric, solar and wind power. President Bush has supported the idea of exploring the...

2008-07-02 15:00:24

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a multimillion-dollar campaign to convince lawmakers that they should allow drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the American public is not buying the oil industry's arguments, according to a new national poll conducted over the past week and released today. The poll found that 55% of the American public supports continued protection for the Arctic Refuge, while only 36% favor opening the Refuge to drilling....

2008-07-01 09:00:35

The following editorial appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday, June 29: ___ At $4 a gallon, the high price of gas is hurting American families and putting a stranglehold on the nation's economy. This month, a survey funded by the nonpartisan Surdna Foundation found that families across the nation are paring budgets to pay for skyrocketing fuel costs, with poor families even scrimping on food and medicine. Days ago, Northwest Airlines' Doug Steenland grimly warned Congress of...

2008-06-26 18:02:53

Recently, President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain called for lifting the moratorium on offshore drilling for oil. Bush also has called for drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Critics contend it will take roughly 10 years for oil from new drilling to become available. They argue America would be wiser to invest that time and money to develop alternative energy sources. Should America drill for oil offshore and/or in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?...

2006-03-28 17:25:00

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will have a tough time agreeing to include language in budget legislation that would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling, House Majority Leader John Boehner warned on Tuesday. The Senate cleared a huge budget bill earlier this month that would raise billions in leasing fees by giving energy companies access to ANWR's potential 16 billion barrels of crude, which is a key part of the Bush...

2006-03-17 13:04:00

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will approve legislation by mid-May to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, according to the panel's chairman. The U.S. Senate late on Thursday approved in a close 51-49 vote a $2.8 trillion budget bill that calls for the government to raise $6 billion over 10 years in leasing fees from allowing oil companies to drill in ANWR. The revenue would be split between the...

2006-03-15 17:05:43

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats will try to remove language from a pending budget bill that calls for the government to raise billions of dollars in leasing fees from oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Republican leaders, with White House support, are using the massive 2007 budget legislation to give oil companies access to the refuge, because budget bills can't be filibustered under Senate rules. The legislation assumes about $6 billion...

2006-03-15 16:24:54

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats will try to remove language from a pending budget bill that calls for the government to raise billions of dollars in leasing fees from oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Republican leaders, with White House support, are using the massive 2007 budget legislation to give oil companies access to the refuge, because budget bills can't be filibustered under Senate rules. The legislation assumes about $6 billion...

2006-03-10 17:42:04

By Caren Bohan and Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton resigned on Friday after five years overseeing federal lands, a tenure that had many clashes with environmentalists. Norton, 51, is the first woman to head the 156-year-old department and one of the original members of President George W. Bush's cabinet. She previously served as Colorado's attorney general. "I feel it is time for me to leave this mountain you gave me to climb, catch my breath,...

2006-03-06 18:15:09

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee said on Monday they opposed putting in the 2007 budget bill language assuming the government will raise billions of dollars in oil drilling leasing fees from Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In its budget proposal to Congress, the Bush administration said it expected $7 billion would be raised by allowing oil drilling in the Alaskan refuge, and the Congressional Budget Office puts...


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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 00:32:01

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is located in the most northern area of Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle. The park holds 8,472,506 acres of land and is the second largest national park in the United States. The area was once inhabited by nomadic Native American tribes, including the Nunamuit and the Gwich'in peoples. Evidence of these tribes has been found that dates back as far back as 12,500 years ago. The first American explorers to visit the region in nineteenth century,...

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