On ANWR Young made nice with Teamsters
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Labor unions, typically the allies of Democrats, supported a Republican-led effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling due to concessions made by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).

A provision in the bill states that jobs created by drilling favor labor unions. But President Bush, in one of his first actions, issued an executive order repealing such agreements on federal projects.

A White House spokesperson would not comment directly on the issue.

Bush subsequently modified his executive order to allow existing labor union preference contracts to continue.

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Gwich'in Steering Committee -
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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service -
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Pro-Development site -

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