Thompson: Tapping arctic refuge oil will help reduce gas prices
AP | Meg Kinnard
Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson said Wednesday that tapping oil reserves in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would help lower gas prices.
"We've got this silly battle going on about ANWR," said Thompson, who voted in favor of drilling the refuge as a former Tennessee senator.
"We've got the reserves up there that can be tapped," he told a crowd of about 50 people packed into a small cafe in this early voting state. "They're not going to solve our problem, but it's one step we can take."