'A Sneaky Bid' To Drill In The Arctic

The Los Angeles Times calls the Bush Administration's plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska a "sneaky bid."

February 2, 2005, 5:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"For the fifth consecutive year, the administration is seeking congressional approval to industrialize parts of the Alaskan North Slope — for only enough oil to meet the nation's needs for, at most, six months.

If the administration was serious about a comprehensive energy policy, it would at least raise gasoline mileage standards on cars, light trucks and sport utility vehicles, helping to clean up the air in the process."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

Tuesday, February 1, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times

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