Politics & Government

December 7, 2010 6:33 AM

GOP-controlled House means ANWR battle will heat up again

If there were any doubts about President Barack Obama's opinion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the White House dispelled them Monday, on the 50th anniversary of one of the country's most powerful symbols of wilderness. Pro-development forces and environmentalists have been divided for decades about the future of the refuge's northern-most swath -- the coastal plain. The anniversary of its founding, along with the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, has reignited the debate.

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