December 20, 2017: Hour 143:02

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In hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 20, 2017 full broadcast, we get an update on where the Republican tax overhaul stands from NPR's Kelsey Snell. Also, that overhaul includes a plan to raise revenue by allowing oil and gas drilling within parts of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR. We hear how indigenous tribes could be impacted, and take a closer look at the ongoing drilling debate. And China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, has launched the world's largest carbon trading market — placing the country as an unlikely global leader in the fight against climate change. NPR's Rob Schmitz tells us more about what the move signals. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on December 20, 2017.

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