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The ever-useful Moving Ideas Network has just posted Oil Drilling in the Arctic: Wildlife Refuge at Risk, a report explaining the importance of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and detailing recent congressional attempts (via a two-track approach using the budget process and the energy bill) to open the preserve to oil drilling. This is still very much a live issue, and we’ll have more to say about it in a forthcoming article on the Mother Jones site.

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