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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 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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