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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Senate Votes to Allow Underwater Drilling in the Arctic
President Bush scored a major policy victory this week when a closely divided Senate voted to approve underwater drilling in the arctic by a margin of 51-49. When the president initially proposed opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR, to oil exploration, the Alaskan nature preserve was still a frozen wilderness inhabited by polar bears, musk oxen and caribou. As a result of global warming, however, 70% of the refuge is now covered by water.

Arrival of rigs could spare polar bears, other rare species, from watery death

If you've never visited The Swift Report, do it now. I finally got around to adding their link over yonder (along with many others).

On another note, the transition to a new template wasn't entirely smooth, so my apologies for any oversized graphics crowding the sidebar and the old blockquotes that look like crap. No pain, no gain.

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