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How did this wildlife refuge migrate into the GOP tax bill?

  • Aired: 12/07/2017
  • 05:18
  • Rating: NR
Part of the GOP tax overhaul tax bill that has not gotten a lot of attention is the possibility of opening up a pristine and long-protected part of Alaska to oil extraction. The Alaska National Wildlife Refuge is 19 millions acres of rich ecosystem. Why are lawmakers talking about drilling now? William Brangham joins Miles O’Brien to take a closer look.
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Part of the GOP tax overhaul tax bill is the possibility of opening up Alaska to drilling.
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