Drilling May Expand in Other Sensitive Areas in Alaska

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Snowmobile crossing signs are common on the streets of Barrow, Alaska.

Snowmobile crossing signs are common on the streets of Barrow, Alaska. Elizabeth Arnold, NPR hide caption

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Congress moves one step closer to allowing drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. But there's another battle in the state. Inupiat Eskimos, who have supported drilling, are opposing the administration's plans to expand leasing in a section of the National Petroleum Reserve.

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