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ANWR drilling tabled, for now

It looks like the US House will not be voting on ANWR anytime soon, but possibly will bring the issue back up this November.

"A House proposal to allow ANWR drilling was withdrawn Wednesday. It had called for a portion of refuge oil revenue to go to a health-care plan for miners. The measure was pulled after a miners union opposed the provision, and sponsors feared they would not have enough votes to pass it.

The House has approved drilling in the Arctic refuge in the past, only to have it repeatedly fail in the Senate. "

Read more - "House tables ANWR drilling, for now" [Seattle Times]

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