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What The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Means For Conservationists And The Energy Sector05:23
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This undated aerial photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. President Trump’s proposed budget calls for opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
This undated aerial photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. President Trump’s proposed budget calls for opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
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Why is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge so important to both the environmental and the energy sectors?

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses the history and importance of ANWR with Matthew Kotchen, professor of economics at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

This segment aired on October 5, 2017.

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