"Week Ahead: Senate Panel To Consider Arctic Drilling Bill"

"A Senate Committee is scheduled to consider legislation next week opening the door to oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) unveiled her bill to open up a portion of ANWR for drilling on Wednesday, a week after a tense committee hearing saw supporters and opponents of drilling there go head-to-head for the first time this session.

The bill would direct the Interior Department to hold drilling lease sales for up to 800,000 acres of land in ANWR, with the federal government and Alaska sharing any potential royalties from production there. It would raise $1.092 billion over ten years, according to a Congressional Budget Office score."

Devin Henry reports for The Hill November 13, 2017.


"America’s Wildest Place Is Open for Business" (New York Times)

"Scientists Decry Arctic Oil Expansion In Letter To U.S. Senators" (Reuters)

Source: The Hill, 11/13/2017