Does the Energy Bill Have the Arctic in Hot Water?

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Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been protected from development for almost 50 years. But President Bush calls ANWR the nation's biggest untapped source of oil, and a majority of Congress agrees that the oil will help free the US from dependence on foreign sources. The oil industry insists that modern technology will allow drilling without unacceptable environmental damage. We talk to preservationists and those who want to drill, and hear about industry subsidies, vehicle emission standards and other elements of the Bush energy plan passed by Congress.
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  • Reporter's Notebook: Vieques and Puerto Rican Politics Despite pleas from Puerto Rico and sympathy from President Bush, the Navy is conducting its biggest exercise on Vieques Island since 1999. Oscar Serrano, of Primera Hora, updates us on the latest military training and renewed protests from politicians and residents alike.

Chicago Tribune

Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association

American Petroleum Institute

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic Treks

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Natural Resources Defense Council

US Department of Energy

The Washington Post



Warren Olney