I noted earlier the curious news that oil companies were dropping out of a coalition which is lobbying to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling. This piece in The New York Times confirms my suspicions that the major oil companies don't think there is enough oil in the refuge to fight for it. No doubt the Bush administration will push ahead with the yearly ritual of trying to open ANWR to drilling anyway. Could environmentalists count it a victory if the administration got its way and nobody wanted to drill?
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