Source Pravda.Ru

U.S. Senate backs drilling in Alaska refuge

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to reject a final attempt to protect Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling.

Senator Maria Cantwell tried to stop plans to open up the &to=http://english.pravda.ru/society/2003/03/14/44416.html' target=_blank>Alaska wilderness with an amendment, but it was defeated by a vote of 51-48, informs CBC Toronto.