Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski says unrest in the Middle East puts oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge back on the table.
In a speech to the state Legislature this morning, Murkowski said she expects the U.S. House will pass legislation to open the refuge this spring. She says she’ll do everything she can to push the idea in the Senate.
Murkowski also called on state legislators to give oil companies bigger tax breaks.
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