November 30, 2017

Springfield Republican: US Sens. Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren look to block GOP tax plan's Arctic drilling language

U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, pushed back Thursday against language added to the Senate Republican tax plan that could open up Alaska's Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.

Markey accused Senate Republicans of trying to "ram through" the controversial provision as a rider to the GOP tax bill, noting that several lawmakers oppose drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Warren, who joined her Massachusetts Senate colleague in opposing the provision, urged Americans to help Democrats fight back against the proposal.

Read more on the Springfield Republican website here.