ANWR still dead on arrival on Capitol Hill

The Alaska delegation and other ANWR drilling supporters were rebuffed twice in Congress this week. On Tuesday, a Republican energy plan with ANWR drilling as one of its centerpieces fell way short of getting the 60 votes needed to overcome a Senate filibuster. And yesterday, Republicans failed in a move on the House floor to tell lawmakers negotiating a 2009 budget plan that they should include ANWR leasing revenues.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC