Wednesday, December 21, 2005

ANWR Drilling Blocked Again

The latest maneuver to win approval for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge failed this afternoon. Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) had attached an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would have allowed oil drilling in the refuge. Democrats, however, managed to filibuster the bill to prevent this measure from passing. Presumably, the measure will be removed to allow the defense bill to move forward in a timely manner.