The U.S. House on Thursday voted 225-193 to reinstate the ban on oil and gas drilling on the Coastal Plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge … the same day the Bureau of Land Management announced its decision to open up the entire Coastal Plain of ANWR.
The Democrat-controlled House’s vote was symbolic, but shows what can happen if a Democrat takes control of the White House and if the Democrats flip the Senate in 2020. That would be the end of Alaska’s energy economic rebound.
Trump says he will veto the legislation if it ever reaches his desk. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan will ensure that doesn’t happen as the legislation heads to the Senate.