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Quotation

The notion that oil prices have fallen and the state has been overly reliant on oil does not mean we should destroy a wildlife refuge… The legislation before the committee would require that the refuge’s coastal plain be placed in oil and gas development. It really does turn regular order on is head.

Washington Senator Maria Cantwell denounces the Republican Party’s latest attempt to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling