"Final GOP Tax Bill Would Allow Arctic Refuge Drilling"

"A tax cut compromise reached Wednesday by GOP negotiators contains a plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said.

At a tax bill conference committee meeting, Murkowski said the bill “contains the single most important step I believe we can take to strengthen our energy security and create new wealth.”

“We fought long to authorize a program for energy development in Alaska’s nonwilderness 1002 area,” she said, using the formal term for the area within the refuge that would see drilling under the GOP plan."

Devin Henry reports for The Hill December 13, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 12/14/2017