02 Dec '17, 1pm

The Senate Just Opened the Door for Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Senate Just Opened the Door for Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

This fall, congressional Republicans proposed drilling in the Arctic Refuge (and other public lands and offshore areas) as a backdoor gimmick to help pay for the Trump administration’s dangerous tax scheme—a deeply problematic solution , not least because the numbers simply don’t add up. The Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s top Democrat, Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington, had proposed an amendment that would have stopped the panel from raising those funds through leases to oil and gas companies, but the Senate voted in late October to reject that effort and pushed a final vote on the tax measure itself through today.

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/nrdc/senate-just-opened-door...

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