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Sen. Murkowski's Dangerous Directional Drilling Bill

The latest scheme to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to risky and dangerous oil and gas development is Senator Lisa Murkowski's S. 351, the ‘No Surface Occupancy Western Arctic Coastal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act.’ This bill would waive vital environmental laws and erase the very values for which the Refuge was originally set aside 50 years ago – to protect “its unique wildlife, wilderness, and recreational values.” The bill contains so many loopholes and exaggerated claims that it is hard to see this legislation as anything more than a Trojan horse aimed at opening the entire Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain to oil leasing, exploration and development.

NAEC Directional Drilling Factsheet 2011 6-3-2011.pdf — PDF document, 137Kb

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