Congress may vote this week on a budget bill for 2004 that includes new provisions to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  And late reports indicate that the U.S. Senate might be just one vote away from voting to open up the Arctic Refuge to oil companies.

This comes despite thousands of e-mails to Congress opposing Arctic Drilling from Environmental Defensemembers, strong public opposition, and a long-awaited new report from the National Academy of Sciences highlighting damage to wildlife and the environment caused by years of oil drilling in areas near the Arctic Refuge. 

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