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09/29/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

4 Things Sarah Palin Believes About the Environment

As America begins the process of getting to know surprise McCain VP pick Sarah Palin, here are a few of her positions on the environment.

1. Palin believes that we should drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which McCain has previously opposed. He's wavered on the issue before, though, so his nomination of Palin may be the tipping point. She also supports offshore drilling.

2. Palin is a proponent of a natural gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope.

3. Palin has sued the Department of the Interior about putting the polar bear on the endangered species list.

4. Palin supports mining in Bristol Bay, which may disrupt salmon, bears, and caribou.

A quote from the McCain campaign: "Governor Palin has challenged the influence of the big oil companies while fighting for the development of new energy resources. She leads a state that matters to every one of us—Alaska has significant energy resources and she has been a leader in the fight to make America energy independent."

What do you think of the pick?

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