‘A historic moment’: How ANWR drilling was passed by Congress after decades of effort

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS: Twelve years ago, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens experienced what he called the saddest day of his life, when he couldn’t hammer a measure through the Senate to crack open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, a career goal for the longtime Alaska senator who died in 2010.

On Wednesday, the Alaska delegation got the job done. They sent legislation to President Donald Trump, calling for two lease sales within seven years in a coastal section of the 19-million-acre refuge.

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