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The Power of Passion and Buzz

Senate rejects drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

Republicans fail to garner enough support to avoid threat of filibuster

Updated: 2:41 p.m. ET Dec. 21, 2005

Wildlife_refuse WASHINGTON - The Senate blocked oil drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge Wednesday, rejecting a must-pass defense spending bill where supporters positioned the quarter-century-old environmental issue to garner broader support.

SSOO many people were passionate about preventing this drilling and told so many people to make their disdain know to their Senators that this bill was defeated.

Defeated by the power of passion and buzz. That's how important word-of-mouth is.