U.S. House Votes to Prevent Oil Exploration in Arctic Refuge

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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