March 19, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
The US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee says it will approve legislation by mid-May to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling. The statement comes in response to a budget bill passed last week in the Senate which requires the committee to come up with... ...[read more]
December 21, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
AP is reporting that the US Senate has rejected a proposal to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling. The proposal was included as part of the 2006 military spending bill .12:55 PM ET- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid argued on the Senate floor Wednesday that the ...[read more]
December 21, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
The US Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) has added the measure to the 2006 military spending bill, though Democrats have threatened to filibuster the bill because the ANWR provision is ...[read more]
November 9, 2005
by Tom Henry
In Wednesday's environmental law news, the US House of Representatives voted late Wednesday night to remove provisions from a budget bill that would have allowed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and offshore drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Twenty-five House Republ... ...[read more]
November 3, 2005
by Tom Henry
Leading Thursday's environmental law news, the US Senate defeated a budget amendment by a 51-48 vote that would have removed drilling authority for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge(ANWR). The budget bill itself is expected to be voted on later this evening. In related news, the Senate also p... ...[read more]
April 21, 2005
by Amit Patel
The US House of Presentatives voted late Wednesday to allow oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as part of new and wide-ranging energy legislation. The bill's sponsors claim the refuge will produce as much as a million barrels of oil a day which will help the coun... ...[read more]
April 13, 2005
by Christina Gheen
The US House Ways and Means Committee approved a massive energy bill Wednesday. The Enhanced Energy Infrastructure and Technology Tax Act of 2005 includes industrial tax breaks, extends the use of ethanol for farmers, and gives authorization for oil drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge. The ...[read more]
February 1, 2005
by Tom Henry
In Tuesday's environmental law news, the US House Committee on Resources has announced that it is expecting to vote on February 9 on a broad energy bill that would allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), speed up approval of drilling permits in areas already o... ...[read more]

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