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Murkowski, Young to pursue Arctic refuge drilling


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski hopes to advance a proposal to allow for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, seeing an opportunity with Republicans controlling Congress and Republican Donald Trump set to become president.

Murkowski told reporters at her campaign party late Tuesday that she will continue chairing the Senate energy committee and will work early on to push for allowing drilling in the refuge, sometimes referred to as ANWR.

U.S. Rep. Don Young said he also plans to pursue legislation to open the refuge to drilling when the...

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