GOP Moves To Remove Roadblocks to Drilling In ANWR, Gulf of Mexico

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GOP calls for drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge to pay for infrastructure

By Ben Geman 11/11/11 11:08 AM ET
ANWR Coastal Plain
A proposal from House Republicans to funnel energy development revenues into infrastructure spending calls for a massive expansion of offshore oil-and-gas leasing and opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling rigs, according to new details unveiled Friday.
The proposal sets up a collision with the Obama administration, which opposes drilling in the Alaskan refuge and is proposing a far narrower offshore leasing plan.
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