SENATE VOTE POSSIBLE THIS WEEK ON OPENING ANWR COASTAL PLAIN

The U.S. Senate will continue debate this week on an omnibus energy bill and could vote on whether to allow exploration on the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain. After taking up the energy bill the Senate approved 68 amendments, many of them concerning alternative fuel auto fleets. The amendments have not changed core elements of the bill. The Senate rejected 57-39 an amendment by Sen. James Jeffords (R-Vt.) that would have required refiners and importers to sell "replacement and

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