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Alaska Governor Takes Shots at Babbit

Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski (R) challenges former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to explain his suggested differing positions on drilling in Alaska.

Says Murkowski, "A staunch preservationist, President Bill Clinton's former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbit has always been against natural resource development in ANWR. Now that leasing has actually begun there he's against oil exploration and development in NPR-A. Makes you wonder - if you can't look for oil in a petroleum reserve, where can you look?"

Why has Babbitt changed his position? Science and technology is even more advanced today. We now know how to drill around migration times to not disturb area wildlife. The war on terror continues to prove overseas oil reserves unreliable.

Read more - "My Turn: ANWR opponents disingenuous" [Juneau Empire]

Permalink :: Posted by Clay Butcher on July 27, 2004 :: ::
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