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Sat., Feb. 18, 2012, 6:28 a.m.

U.S. House votes to allow oil drilling in ANWR

A caribou mother and newly born calf bond on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge plain below Alaska's Brooks Range. Scientists say wildlife would be affected by oil drilling. 
 (File/Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
A caribou mother and newly born calf bond on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge plain below Alaska's Brooks Range. Scientists say wildlife would be affected by oil drilling. (File/Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday night to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling as a provision of the Transportation bill.

This was proved to be a bad idea for the fragile arctic environemnt and the colossal wildlife values of the arctic plain in the 1990s.  It's still a bad idea.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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