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Senate Vote Paves Way to Drilling in Alaskan Refuge

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Senate Vote Paves Way to Drilling in Alaskan Refuge

Senate Vote Paves Way to Drilling in Alaskan Refuge

Senate Vote Paves Way to Drilling in Alaskan Refuge

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A narrow Senate vote on a budget resolution makes the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge potentially vulnerable to oil drilling. The measure could be rescinded later in the budget process, but Wednesday's 51-49 vote is a defeat for those who have sought to protect the Alaskan preserve from oil exploration.