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Alaska Sen. Pushes Slant Drilling In ANWR

Law360 (February 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said Thursday that she plans to introduce legislation that would permit oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge using only directional drilling techniques, which she said would not be detrimental to the environment.

“If we drill from state lands and waters, there will no occupancy, no pipelines, building or facilities to impact the refuge or this wildlife,” Murkowski said in a speech to the Alaska State Legislature. “America will get the energy it needs, and those concerned about the impact...
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