The bill, which removes oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the 2017 tax act, is unlikely to move forward in the Senate or sustain a presidential veto.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to pass a bill that would remove oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the 2017 tax bill.
The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, which passed 225-193, prevents the Bureau of Land Management from holding a lease sale in the coastal plain of the refuge. Officials have said that the lease sale will be held by the end of this year. Read more at ArcticToday.
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