Latest United States offshore drilling debate Stories
Legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday will lift the longstanding ban on offshore oil drilling, opening most of the U.S. coastline to exploration.
The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on an energy package that will open up a majority of the US coastline for offshore drilling as Congress debates whether to lift a federal moratorium that banned offshore drilling.
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.
By Bush, George W August 23, 2008 Good morning. Before they left Washington for their August recess, Congress failed to take action on an issue that is currently of great concern to Americans: high prices at the gas pump.
By DALE EISMAN By Dale Eisman The Virginian-Pilot WASHINGTON Even as House Democratic leaders handed Republicans a symbolic victory this week in their long fight for new offshore oil development, critics charged that the fine print in the plan probably will continue to keep drillers out of the Atlantic.
With public opinion shifting toward offshore drilling, Democrats are looking to defuse the volatile election issue by allowing oil companies for the first time to explore off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Virginia to Florida - but only if they foot the bill for new alternative-energy programs.
From staff and wire reports WASHINGTON With public opinion shifting toward offshore drilling, Democrats are looking to defuse the volatile election issue by allowing oil companies for the first time to explore off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Virginia to Florida - but only if they also foot the bill for new alternative energy programs.
By H. Josef Hebert Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats promised a series of votes next week on offshore oil drilling as Republicans agreed Monday to let the Senate proceed on a defense bill that had been bottled up because of partisan disputes over the country's energy priorities.
Offshore drilling is expected to dominate U.S. congressional debate in the coming weeks with leaders saying they'll try to fashion a proposal for a vote. During the August recess, House Republicans were in Washington to debate offshore oil exploration, a move House Speaker Rep.
A multimillion-dollar ad campaign promoting drilling for oil and gas off the U.S. coasts hopes to strike a legislative gusher in Congress, proponents say.