Energy chairman to fight Arctic drilling
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The Senate version of a national energy plan won't include a provision to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) said on Monday.

The bill will emphasize efficiency and renewable energy, he said. Democrats and environmentalists have criticized an energy policy bill passed by the House as too production oriented.

The House bill also opens up 2,000 acres of ANWR to drilling.

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