"Budget: House Blueprint Could Open ANWR, Relocate NOAA"

"The House's budget proposal, set for markup [Wednesday], could open up drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, much like President Trump's.

A provision in the Republican fiscal plan would require congressional committees to come up with $203 billion in savings over the next decade to balance the budget.

It specifically would seek $5 billion in savings from the Natural Resources Committee, which many observers see as coming from permitting energy exploration in ANWR.

Environmental groups pounced after the budget's release this morning. 'The members on the House Budget Committee must think that they are pulling the wool over the American people's eyes,' said Kristen Miller, interim executive director of the Alaska Wilderness League."

George Cahlink and Kellie Lunney report for Greenwire July 18, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 07/19/2017