Murkowski threatens stall over ANWR
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Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska) is threatening to stall Senate business unless Democrats agree to act on an energy bill.

The bill could include a provision to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. But since priority is on spending to help the nation recover after September 11's terrorist attacks, Senate leaders can't say for sure when energy might be considered.

A $345 billion defense authorization bill might also contain an ANWR provision. The bill, however, is being held up because of debate over the amendment and others.

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Murkowski set to stall Senate (The Anchorage Daily News 9/28)

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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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