Alaska Oil Drilling

The subcommittees heard testimony on an Interior Department’s report on opening the Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil… read more

The subcommittees heard testimony on an Interior Department’s report on opening the Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling and exploration, and S.39, legislation which would make the refuge a national wildlife area. The legislation specifically protects a 110 mile stretch of coastal plain from oil exploration and development. Witnesses supporting the legislation emphasized the irreplaceability of the Arctic refuge and the necessity for energy preservation rather than exploration. Sen. Murkowski strongly criticized the members of the subcommittee for discussing environmental issues in terms of an inaccurate view of the state of Alaska. He spoke on behalf of the residents of Alaska, 85 percent of whom favor the opening of the coastal plain to development, that the area should be opened for oil exploration. close

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Alaska Oil Drilling

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Program ID:
17629-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 19, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 21, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 19, 1991 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 19, 1991 | 4:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 19, 1991 | 8:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 20, 1991 | 12:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 20, 1991 | 4:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 21, 1991 | 9:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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