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Arctic Refuge lease sale goes bust, with no bids from major oil companies

One of the Trump administration’s biggest energy initiatives suffered a stunning setback Wednesday, as a decades-long push to drill for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ended with a lease sale that attracted just three bidders — one of which was the state of Alaska itself.

Which Native voices? On ANWR, lawmakers practice selective listening.

Rep. Don Young told his colleagues to disregard the anti-drilling Gwich’in witnesses, while pro-development Iñupiaq witnesses accused Democrats of erasing them from the land that’s been their home for centuries.

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