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Oil-Driven Land Proposal in Alaska Stirs Controversy

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Oil-Driven Land Proposal in Alaska Stirs Controversy

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Oil-Driven Land Proposal in Alaska Stirs Controversy

Oil-Driven Land Proposal in Alaska Stirs Controversy

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The pursuit of new oil and gas reserves in Alaska is alarming local tribes. In the Yukon Flats region, north of Fairbanks, the tribes are concerned by negotiations involving a land swap with a federal agency to cash in on vast oil and gas deposits in a national wildlife refuge.P>

Bonnie Sue Hitchcock reports from Alaska Public Radio Network.