U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Salazar said the proposed plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska will leave more than half of the 23-million acre reserve available for development or construction of infrastructure, such as a pipeline that could carry oil from leases in the Chukchi Sea to the trans-Alaska pipeline. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Salazar said the proposed plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska will leave more than half of the 23-million acre reserve available for development or construction of infrastructure, such as a pipeline that could carry oil from leases in the Chukchi Sea to the trans-Alaska pipeline. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Salazar said the proposed plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska will leave more than half of the 23-million acre reserve available for development or construction of infrastructure, such as a pipeline that could carry oil from leases in the Chukchi Sea to the trans-Alaska pipeline. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
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