MEET ALASKA 2005: Political window of opportunity offers hope for Alaska
A Republican-controlled Congress and a Republican president offer best chance in years for pro-Alaska measures, including opening the coastal plain of ANWR and heavy oil incentives
Petroleum News Contributing Writer
With George Bush in the White House and a Republican-controlled Congress, the Alaska delegation’s prospects for getting Congress to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling are bright as are chances for securing other pro-energy legislation this session.
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