NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports on Wednesday's U.S. Senate vote approving a plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska — a goal sought by Republicans for two decades. However, the GOP plan to give oil companies access to the refuge is far from a done deal.
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