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Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Oil drilling in Arctic Refuge can be done safely | Op-Ed

“Our actions marked the end of a 37-year debate about whether energy production should be allowed in the 1002 Area” writes Special To The for seattletimes.com. It was disappointing, though not surprising, to read Sally Jewell’s recent Op-Ed [“Let the Trump administration know Arctic refuge is no place for oil and gas drilling,” Opinion, June 1].The 1002 Area of ANWR is located in northeast Alaska, just a few miles from existing development that is safely occurring on state lands.It is named for a section of a 1980 law that conserved a total of 19.3 million acres of land — equal to nearly half of Washington state — while setting 8 percent aside for potential energy development.
 
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