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By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 4--Republican congressional candidate Paul Stark of Eau Claire said Thursday he'll fly to Alaska this month to learn about drilling for oil in the arctic.
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.
By Kirk Swauger, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 3--SOMERSET -- Standing before a sign at Sheetz showing gas prices hovering near $4 a gallon, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster outlined legislation Wednesday to lower gas prices and increase domestic energy production.
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.
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By Elizabeth Bluemink, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 1--The oil industry wants to remind us how big it is in Alaska. The Alaska Oil and Gas Association published a study on Monday detailing the jobs, total payroll and tax revenue generated by Alaska's oil and gas industry last year.
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.
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.
BP and Alaskan state investigators said they are examining a water leak in a new section of pipeline in the Prudhoe Bay oilfield. The pipe sprang a leak June 16 releasing about 50,000 gallons of water into a tundra lake, the Anchorage Daily Times reported Tuesday.
Gas is $4 a gallon. Oil is $135 a barrel and rising. We import two-thirds of our oil, sending hundreds of billions of dollars to the likes of Russia, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. And yet we voluntarily prohibit ourselves from even exploring huge domestic reserves of petroleum and natural gas.
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