November 9, 2017
An Alaskan lawmaker proposes legislation to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
In a tweet Senator Lisa Murkowski said the bill will create jobs, keep energy affordable, and reduce the deficit.
The legislation would open up roughly one-and-a-half million acres of the refuge to oil and gas drilling
It would also allow federal officials to sell leases for drilling rights.
Analysts claim the move could increase federal revenues by more than one billion dollars over the next decade.
The bill only requires a simple majority to pass in the Senate.
A hearing is scheduled for next week.