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2005-12-19 15:30:31

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Monday threatened a filibuster to stop Republicans from adding language to a must-pass defense spending bill that would allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The refuge, an area the size of South Carolina that sprawls along Alaska's northern coast, has been at the center of a bitter congressional debate for decades. The refuge is home to caribou, polar bears, migratory birds and other...

2005-12-19 14:34:13

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Monday threatened a filibuster to stop Republicans from adding language to a must-pass defense spending bill that would allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The refuge, an area the size of South Carolina that sprawls along Alaska's northern coast, has been at the center of a bitter congressional debate for decades. The refuge is home to caribou, polar bears, migratory birds and other...

2005-12-15 17:28:28

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats said on Thursday said they will fight an effort by Republicans to use a must-pass Defense Department budget bill to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Tapping into the refuge's potential 10 billion barrels of crude oil is a key part of the Bush administration's national energy plan to boost domestic petroleum supplies and reduce America's addiction to foreign oil imports. Drilling supporters see...

2005-12-08 13:13:04

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy companies may pay as much as $10 billion for the rights to drill for crude oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), double the government's official estimate, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday. The higher revenue figure could turn some U.S. lawmakers in favor of ANWR drilling to help offset the huge federal budget deficit. Congress is expected to decide this month whether to open the Arctic refuge to energy...

2005-12-05 14:22:08

KERNERSVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress should pass legislation to help the oil industry expand American refining capacity, President George W. Bush said on Monday. "Congress needs to pass legislation that will allow us to build and expand refineries," Bush said in a speech to workers at a North Carolina construction machinery plant. Oil companies have elected to close dozens of U.S. refineries during the past two decades, saying the plants were too small or...

2005-11-10 17:51:40

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two dozen moderate House Republicans on Thursday pledged to defy party leaders and vote against the final budget bill if the legislation resuscitates a plan to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The Bush administration has sought to open the wildlife refuge to drilling, saying it may hold up to 10 billion barrels of crude oil. Democrats and environmental groups want to keep the wilderness off-limits, saying...

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2005-11-04 05:35:00

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), narrowly rejecting a Democratic attempt to strike the plan from a budget bill. Drilling supporters said developing the refuge's 10.4 billion barrels of crude would raise $2.4 billion in leasing fees for the government, reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil imports and create thousands of American jobs. However, it remains far from clear whether a...

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2005-11-02 12:30:00

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats led an effort on Wednesday to strike language from a budget bill that would allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), but drilling opponents aren't expected to win. Tapping ANWR's possible 10.4 billion barrels of crude is a key part of the Bush administration's national energy plan and drilling supporters say the refuge's oil would help reduce U.S. dependence on foreign suppliers. However, environmental groups argue...

2005-10-26 15:14:37

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House Resources Committee on Wednesday was expected to approve legislation that would allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), a key part of the Bush administration's national energy plan. The drilling legislation, which would raise $2.4 billion in federal leasing fees, would be folded into a much larger budget bill to fund the federal government that must be approved by both the House and Senate. The Senate...

2005-06-28 00:39:03

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An Anchorage couple on arafting trip in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge waskilled by a grizzly bear over the weekend, the first recordedfatal bear attack in the protected area, officials said onMonday. The victims, Rick and Kathy Huffman, aged 61 and 58respectively, appeared to have taken proper precautions againstbears but the animal that attacked them appeared to have been arare predatory animal, said Bruce Woods, a spokesman for theU.S. Fish and...


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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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