Alaskan Oil Drilling Debate Moves Offshore Drilling on the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been a hot-button issue for some time. While the debate is being sorted out in Congress, Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski is inviting the oil industry to drill just offshore, a move that has upset many environmentalists and native Alaskan groups. NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports.
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Alaskan Oil Drilling Debate Moves Offshore

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Alaskan Oil Drilling Debate Moves Offshore

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Drilling on the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been a hot-button issue for some time. While the debate is being sorted out in Congress, Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski is inviting the oil industry to drill just offshore, a move that has upset many environmentalists and native Alaskan groups. NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports.