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Colorado Businesses Urge Lawmakers to Leave ANWR Alone

More than 100 companies signed a petition asking officials not to drill in the Alaskan refuge.

Alaska is a long way from Colorado, but that didn’t stop more than 100 state businesses from signing a petition urging lawmakers not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The businesses cited both economic and environmental reasons to protect the Alaskan wilderness, which some worry is being targeted for energy production under the Trump administration.