By The Associated Press
8:43 AM AKDT, September 14, 2011
Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will be in the spotlight in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning.
The House Natural Resources Committee plans a hearing on the refuge and its potential for jobs, energy and deficit reduction.
Chairman Doc Hastings previously had announced plans to recommend increased federal offshore and onshore drilling, including development within the refuge.
The Washington state Republican says responsible energy production on less than 3 percent of ANWR's total land could create thousands of jobs and $150 billion or more in revenue over the life of production.