No Offshore Drilling

Appeals court rules against Arctic drilling.

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The Bush administration took another blow recently after the Appeals court ruled against an offshore oil-drilling project in the Arctic Ocean. The court turned down the proposal 2 to 1, ordering a more thorough review of the drilling’s effect on fish, endangered whales, and other wildlife. Turns out “drill, baby, drill,” is no longer a hot idea—even for the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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