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Time running out for the Arctic refuge

Environmentalists Make Last Stand on Arctic Drilling

"A coalition of environmental groups is targeting about 30 members of the House and a handful of senators in a final push to win swing votes to defeat proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

In a vigorous lobbying campaign, the environmentalists are trying to rally opposition in the districts of lawmakers whose votes they say are uncertain. As proposed drilling moves closer to becoming law, the environmentalists are scrambling to find enough votes to derail legislation that has seemed headed for passage. Supporters maintain they will have the votes to open the refuge."


Gwich'in: US Oil Drilling Illegal

"As Republicans moved Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling through Congress, Canada's Gwich'in Indians argued the plan would violate international law.

The tribe said Tuesday oil development would damage the plain south of the refuge. The Gwich'in live on the plain, which is also the Porcupine caribou herd's birthing ground, the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News reported.

"The herd has taken care of us since time immemorial and we have a reciprocal relationship to take care of the herd," said Gwich'in leader Luci Beach.

The report, prepared with help from American University law professor Richard Wilson, says drilling would violate international law."

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