Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Palin warns against bill banning ANWR drilling

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin issues a fresh press release, in response to a proposed bill permanently prohibiting drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge:

“I am dismayed that legislation has again been introduced in Congress to prohibit forever oil and gas development in the most promising unexplored petroleum province in North America - the coastal plain of ANWR, in Alaska.

“Let’s not forget: Only six months ago, oil was selling for nearly $150 per barrel, while Americans were paying $4 a gallon and more for gasoline. And today, there is potential for prices to rebound as OPEC asserts its market power, and as Russia is disrupting needed natural gas to Europe, for the second time in three years."

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Alaska Public Radio Network discusses the bill.