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2006-02-06 14:31:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Monday again asked Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), but almost tripled its estimate for the amount of money that would be collected in leasing fees from energy companies. In its proposed budget for the 2007 spending year, the White House said it assumed the initial tracts in the refuge could be leased in 2008 and bring in $7 billion in new revenues, half of which would be shared with...

2006-01-12 01:35:09

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The U.S. government paved the way on Wednesday for oil drilling in an Alaskan region used by migrating caribou and birds, three weeks after Congress blocked energy development in the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Interior Department gave final approval to develop the Teshekpuk Lake region, setting up an oil-lease sale in September. The decision came a year after the Bureau of Land Management recommended drilling in the...

2006-01-12 01:35:00

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The U.S. government paved the way on Wednesday for oil drilling in an Alaskan region used by migrating caribou and birds, three weeks after Congress blocked energy development in the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Interior Department gave final approval to develop the Teshekpuk Lake region, setting up an oil-lease sale in September. The decision came a year after the Bureau of Land Management recommended drilling in the region, which lies west...

2005-12-21 22:39:00

By Tom Doggett and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats succeeded on Wednesday in killing a Republican plan to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that was part of a massive $453 billion wartime military spending bill that later passed. The vast ANWR refuge is the size of South Carolina and may hold 10 billion barrels of oil. It has been the focus of bitter wrangling in the U.S. Congress for more than two decades and drilling supporters said they...

2005-12-21 17:32:41

By Tom Doggett and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats succeeded on Wednesday in blocking, for now, a Republican plan to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as part of a massive $453 billion war-time military spending bill. The vast ANWR refuge is the size of South Carolina and may hold 10 billion barrels of oil. It has been the focus of bitter wrangling in the U.S. Congress for more than two decades. Drilling supporters said they would not give...

2005-12-21 12:53:31

By Tom Doggett and Julie Vorman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to muster enough votes to keep a measure to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a $453 billion defense spending bill. The ANWR refuge, which sprawls along Alaska's northern coast and may hold 10 billion barrels of oil, has been the focus of bitter wrangling in the U.S. Congress for more than two decades. Most Senate Democrats and some moderate...

2005-12-21 12:44:54

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to muster enough votes to keep a measure to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a $453 billion defense spending bill. The House of Representatives earlier this week passed the defense budget bill with the oil drilling provision. However, with the Senate unable to end the filibuster by Democrats and a few moderate Republicans, the provision to give oil companies access to the refuge...

2005-12-21 05:30:43

By Julie Vorman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Both sides in a U.S. Senate debate over opening an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling expected a close vote on Wednesday over the latest attempt by Senate Republicans to pass the measure, this time by adding it to a big military-spending bill. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, known as ANWR, which sprawls along Alaska's northern coast and may hold 10 billion barrels of oil, has been the focus of bitter wrangling in Congress for more...

2005-12-21 04:33:09

By Julie Vorman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Both sides in a Senate debate over opening an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling expected a close vote on Wednesday over the latest attempt by Senate Republicans to pass the measure, this time by adding it to a big military-spending bill. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, known as ANWR, which sprawls along Alaska's northern coast and may hold 10 billion barrels of oil, has been the focus of bitter wrangling in Congress for more than two...

2005-12-20 13:34:27

By Charles Abbott and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats have nearly enough votes to force Republicans to drop a provision attached to a massive defense spending bill that would allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the chamber's second-ranking Democrat said on Tuesday. The fate of the Alaskan refuge, which shelters caribou and migratory birds in the summer and becomes a polar bear nursery in the winter, has been debated in Congress for...


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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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