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As part of a five year proposal unveiled Wednesday, the White House announced plans to open new areas in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska for offshore oil drilling, but will continue to prohibit development on the East and West Coasts.
By Hensarling, Jeb DeMint, Jim House Faces October 1 Deadline In just two weeks, on October 1, Americans could be celebrating American Energy Freedom Day. That's the day the bans on oil shale and offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in America will expire.
House passage of a bill to allow more oil drilling off the U.S. coast is being hailed by some as a responsible way to address the country's energy problems. The legislation has many drawbacks, which is part of the reason it has drawn a veto threat from the White House.
By Snow, Nick A compromise energy legislation proposal advanced by a bipartisan group of US senators falls short of what is needed because it is "light on new production and heavy on new taxes," said the American Petroleum Institute on Aug. 13.
By Michael Coleman Journal Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- A massive mortgage bailout will command Congress' attention early this week, but New Mexico lawmakers said oil production and clean energy still could get boosts from Capitol Hill before lawmakers head home for November elections.
Usually we're in accord with Georgia's GOP U.S. senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isaakson; for the most part they are excellent public servants. And despite inappropriately wandering off the conservative reservation a few too many times, we also admire South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.
By Carl Hulse The U.S. House has approved a measure that would ease a longstanding ban on offshore oil drilling and try to spur greater use of alternative fuels as Democrats and Republicans engaged in a bitter pre-election clash over the nation's energy future.
By H. JOSEF HEBERT WASHINGTON - Offshore oil drilling, which has dominated energy debates in the presidential campaign, is now coming to the Senate.
The House of Representatives Tuesday night passed an energy legislative package that would allow drilling for oil within 50 miles of U.S. coasts.
By Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Democrats sought on Saturday to drum up support for compromise legislation on offshore drilling, challenging Republicans to break from Bush administration policies that neglect development of alternative energy sources. "Enough is enough," Sen.