Obama is urged not to impose permanent drilling ban in ANWR

12/6/2010 | Hill, The

President Barack Obama shouldn't move to permanently prohibit drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. "I understand the politics of ANWR very well, and acknowledge that the base of your party is uncomfortable with lifting the moratorium on exploration and production in ANWR," Upton wrote in a letter to Obama. "Nevertheless, I urge you to put our nation's needs ahead of politics."

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