Attacks may change minds on ANWR
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Oil industry analysts say the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon might strengthen calls to tap domestic natural energy supplies like those in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The United States depends on foreign nations to supply the overwheliming majority of its oil needs. Most of the countries are located in the Middle East, leading analysts to say the push for developing local supplies will increase.

"To trade a relatively small environmental damage to the Porcupine caribou herd in return for the World Trade Center? I know where I would come down. Who wouldn't?" one analyst told The Anchorage Daily News.

In the wake of the attacks, Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) has canceled hearings this week on energy legislation.

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Attacks turn eyes on ANWR (The Anchorage Daily News 9/13)

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

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