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Arctic Safe and Sound?

11/30/2006 // By Jackie Feinberg

It looks like even our favorite Hulk-tie-wearing Senator has acknowledged that opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling will become even more difficult with the newly elected Democratic majority‚Ķ ANWR’s future is fuzzy in light of new majority …

Energy Freedom, Strings Attached

8/6/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Ahhhhh, what’s an energy bill without a good name? The “American-Made Energy Freedom Act” was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). It’s purpose? “To establish the American-Made Energy Trust Fund, to increase the …

$3 Million Set Aside to Sell U.S. on Drilling

4/20/2006 // By Kristen Cummings

There’s one thing you can say about Alaska’s senior senator, Ted Stevens: he’s nothing if he’s not resilient. In March 2005, when the Arctic Refuge fight was just heating up, Sen. Stevens claimed that he was so depressed from his …

Beating a Dead Horse

3/8/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

The Senate released its budget today, with–you guessed it–language to open the Arctic Refuge. The first thing that came to our minds? That old Ben Franklin quote: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and …

Drilling Out of Budget, Into Defense Spending Bill

12/20/2005 // By Kristin Johnson

After almost a month of butting heads over whether or not the scheme to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would be included in the final budget bill, Congress was left at a standstill just a week before the holiday …