ENVIRONMENT
07/11/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Campaigning In Alaska's Artic Wildlife Refuge To Promote Drilling

Five Republican congressional candidates will travel to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to promote drilling there to reduce the U.S.'s dependence on foreign oil.

"With gas prices at an all-time high, we need to take steps now to reduce our dependence on foreign oil," said trip participant Craig Williams, who is challenging Joe Sestak (D-Pa.). "We have energy resources available to us domestically that can cut our dependence on foreign oil and provide a bridge to tomorrow when we can more heavily rely on renewable energy resources such as hydro-electric, solar and wind power."

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