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By Deb Riechmann Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush is accusing Democrats in Congress of blocking his energy proposals, saying they are partly to blame for high gasoline costs pinching Americans' budgets.
By DALE EISMAN By Dale Eisman and Warren Fiske The Virginian-Pilot RICHMOND Democrat Mark Warner said Wednesday that potential oil and natural gas deposits off the Virginia coast should be open for exploration, but not necessarily for production.
True to type, Jim Gilmore promised Virginians Tuesday that he has the cure for the pain they're feeling from paying $4 a gallon at the gas pump: "Drill here, drill now and pay less." A bit wordy for a bumper sticker, and not original to his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia.
It was almost inevitable that a combination of $4-a-gallon gas, public anxiety and politicians eager to win votes would produce political pandering on an epic scale. So it has, the latest instance being President George W.
By H Josef Hebert The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Despite all the big talk from politicians, don't hold your breath for gas-pump relief from Washington.The nation's anger over $4 gasoline is producing political theatrics at the White House, in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail.
A renewed push for offshore oil drilling is hampered by the lack of deep sea drilling ships, industry analysts said. With oil prices soaring, U.S. President George Bush Wednesday called for a repeal of bans on offshore and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling, the New York Times reported.
US president George W Bush has urged the country's Congress to lift a ban on offshore oil drilling, in a bid to address the increasing public pessimism over increasing oil prices, reported Reuters.
By Edward Lotterman, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 19--President Bush's proposal Wednesday to end decades-long bans on offshore oil and gas drilling may be a cynical political ploy, but he opens a useful debate.
By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jun. 19--If the offshore-drilling ban covering much of the nation's coast is lifted, the next oil and gas rush would start off of Florida's coast and spark an environmental battle of national scope.
An old debate over offshore drilling for oil and gas, once and possibly again focused on the N.C. coast, picked up speed Wednesday with President Bush's call for expanded exploration.