Don Young pushes ANWR as part of parks improvement bill

Congressman Don Young used a bill aimed at generating money to improve national parks to push his proposal for opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to development. The parks bill authorizes ways to generate more public and private funding in the lead up to the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary in 2016, but lawmakers are having a hard time finding ways to pay for the sums needed. Young said ANWR drilling could provide that funding while addressing what he believes is the more pressing issue of high energy prices.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC