Bush Looks Beyond Alaska for Energy Supplies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing possible congressional defeat of his plan to open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to energy exploration, President Bush said on Thursday he was determined to combat an "energy crisis" by seeking new supplies.
Bush told a news conference, during which he defended his environmental record, that it would be a mistake for Congress to reject his plan to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
But he said he would look for energy supplies elsewhere, particularly natural gas, in other unprotected U.S. federal lands, the Canadian Northwest Territories and Mexico.
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