Oil drilling has been going on around Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, since the mid-1970s.
Oil drilling has been going on around Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, since the mid-1970s. Scott Canon/Kansas City Star/MCT
Oil drilling has been going on around Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, since the mid-1970s. Scott Canon/Kansas City Star/MCT

Alaska governor vows to accelerate state oil-drilling leases

June 30, 2011 6:55 PM