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Drilling Threatens 30 Million Acres

MANHATTAN (CN) - The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service refuses to release records on what environmental studies, if any, it conducted before offering oil and gas drilling leases on 30 million acresin the Chukchi Sea, scheduled for sale on Feb. 6, saystheNatural Resources Defense Councilin aFederal Court action.The Chukchi Seais home to threatenedpolar bears, bowhead whales, gray whales, Pacific walrus andseals. See complaint.

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