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Alaska Pushes to Study Arctic Refuge Oil Amid U.S. Reluctance

Alaska’s government proposed investing its own cash in an assessment of oil reserves in the U.S. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, seeking to prod the federal government to consider drilling in the protected area.

With the Interior Department working on a management plan for the area, Republican Governor Sean Parnell’s administration said it wants the federal government to study hydrocarbon reserves in the refuge in northeast Alaska.