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McCain advisor: Alaska, "special;" Florida, let the state decide

Asked by a reporter how to square John McCain's opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with drilling along the coast, senior economic policy advisor Doug Holtz-Eakin said some places have such special ecological features "we should place them at the back of the line."

So is the coastline just as special? "He's certainly allowing citizens to express that view," Holtz-Eakin said, referring to McCain's proposal that any offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling would be up to the individual coastal states.