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Analysis: Long protected from drilling, ANWR prepares for onslaught of O&G development

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — It is the last great stretch of nothingness in the United States, a vast landscape of mosses, sedges and shrubs that is home to migrating caribou and the winter dens of polar bears.


Aside from a Native village at its northern tip, civilization has not dented its 19 million acres, an area the size of South Carolina. There are no roads and no visitors beyond the occasional hunter and backpacker.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/us/oil-drilling-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge.html

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