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...hesitance I have is about the safety of the environment.Q: What about opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling?A: Open it. I'm going to pound on our national delegation to get with the program. Again, with the proviso that...
My Turn: Begich hasn't lived up to Uncle Ted's legacy

...newscast, the nostalgic images are sullied with a lie: (Mark) "...forced Washington to open up the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling." No, he didn't. The leases were sold before he was elected, and nobody has been allowed to drill for oil there...
Democrats try to spur oil drilling in Alaska

...permit oil exploration off Atlantic and Pacific coasts, House Democrats are pushing legislation they say would spur oil drilling on already available lands in Alaska, the West and the western Gulf of Mexico. Republicans scoffed that the so-called...
My Turn: What's the moral of the story when it comes to Pebble?

...Bristol Bay watershed in ways rarely seen in Alaska, where side-by-side resource use, including mining, fishing, oil drilling, and logging, is tolerated more easily than fishermen tolerate each other. These fishermen get it. Why should they...
Outside editorial: Oil drilling: A nasty national compulsion vast new areas of federal ocean waters to offshore oil drilling is no surprise. In his State of the Union address...testified and rallied for clean energy and against any new oil drilling. Boxer noted that the coast was a treasure and a huge...
Georgians create group to block oil drilling in ANWR

...Refuge today gained nearly 40,000 oil-drilling opponents when the Alaska Coalition...pristine environment, unsuitable for oil drilling. ANWR "is far from being a pristine...mission is to open up the refuge to oil drilling. Duke noted that a village of...
Panel pushes more oil drilling

...Florida objected, natural-gas drilling could be done in some areas that are 25 miles from Florida's state waters and oil drilling could be done 50 miles away, if a nearby state wants the drilling. State waters extend about seven miles from shore...
House OKs oil drilling in ANWR

...gasoline and America's heavy reliance on foreign oil, the House on Thursday voted to open an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, knowing the prospects for Senate approval were slim. Sound off on the important issues at Drilling proponents argued...
Scientists find mounting effects from oil drilling in Alaska

WASHINGTON - Oil drilling on Alaska's North Slope over 35 years has disturbed some endangered...comprehensive look so far at the cumulative environmental effects of oil drilling in Alaska. It is expected to provide ammunition to all sides in...
Climate assessment warns of dire effects in Alaska

...absorbs more heat, leading to more warming. An open Arctic Ocean makes the region more accessible for marine traffic and oil drilling but increases risks of spills and eliminates habitat for polar bears, walrus and ice-dependent seals. Without protective...


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