Bush lifts Alaska oil, gas drilling ban

WASHINGTON – President Bush lifted the drilling ban Tuesday for Alaska’s Bristol Bay, clearing the way for the Interior Department to open the fish-rich waters to oil and natural gas development.

The Bristol Bay waters were set aside for protection by Congress 1990, but the ban was lifted in 2003 at the request of Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who argued that the area’s oil and natural gas could be developed while still protecting the fisheries.

via AP/Yahoo!

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