Burns says caribou impact 'nil'
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Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will have little impact on the Porcupine caribou herd, according to Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.).

"The American people gotta understand the facts," Burns was reported saying during a telephone press call. "And the facts are that the impacts on the caribou herd will be nil."

Burns said tests must be done in ANWR to prove there is oil. He has been pushing domestic development as a means of reducing dependence on foreign oil sources.

Get the Story:
Burns continues to back refuge oil search (The Billings Gazette 4/10)

Related USGS Documents:
USGS Memo (4/5) | USGS Evaluation Page 1 (4/4) | USGS Evaluation Page 2 (4/4) | Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain Terrestrial Wildlife Research Summaries (3/29)

Relevant Links:
Arctic Slope Regional Corp -
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Pro-Development site -

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