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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Artic National Wildlife Refuge

Common Sense has finally come to the U.S. Senate in their 51-49 vote to allow for oil and gas exploration on a tiny part of the north slope of Alaska's Artic National Wildlife Refuge.

Its a huge step for the nation's economy and security as well as the economies of the local indigenous peoples living in the area (80% of whom support oil and gas exporation in the area).

FWIW - Arlen Specter cast the deciding 51st vote. I've had harsh words for Sen. Specter in the past, but this time - on this issue - I think all American's owe him a debt of gratitude.


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