Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Will the 109th bring the return of the ANWR debate?
Bush Budget Includes $2.4 Billion From Expected ANWR Leasing Revenues.
U.S. News and World Report (2/21) reports that Bush “has penciled in $2.4 billion in expected leasing revenues from ANWR, money that will come only if oil companies gain access” to the region. In the Senate, Energy Committee chairman Pete Domenici “is pushing to tack ANWR onto the budget resolution, legislation that sets broad spending caps for appropriations -- and is immune from filibuster by Democrats.” Last week, a proposed House committee vote on an energy bill including ANWR was postponed until March.


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