Senate Defeats Arctic Drilling The Senate narrowly defeats wording in a spending bill which would have permitted petroleum drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge. The votes of eight moderate Republicans help defeat the provision. NPR's David Welna reports.

Senate Defeats Arctic Refuge Oil Drilling

Senate Defeats Arctic Refuge Oil Drilling

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The Senate narrowly defeats wording in a spending bill which would have permitted petroleum drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge. The votes of eight moderate Republicans help defeat the provision. NPR's David Welna reports.