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June 13, 2007 6:00 AM

BP's woes spark a new debate over Arctic oil drilling

Proponents of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are seizing on last weeks shutdown of oil giant BPs Alaska drilling operations to renew their push in Congress to expand petroleum exploration and production. Domestic drilling will be on the agenda when Congress returns in September. Negotiators in the House of Representatives and the Senate will begin trying to narrow their differences on two bills that call for expanded drilling on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.

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