Latest United States offshore drilling debate Stories
By Deb Riechmann Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush says if Congress doesn't permit offshore drilling to increase U.S. oil supplies and possibly ease gasoline prices, lawmakers should not expect voters to support them in November.
Bush urges Congress to agree on more domestic energy production WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- President George W. Bush urged Tuesday that Congress agree to lift legislative restrictions on offshore oil drilling to help produce more domestic energy production.
By Letter to the Editor A recent letter brought up one of the major arguments being used against offshore drilling -- that the oil companies aren't drilling on the land they've currently leased, so why let them have more? This argument makes a major mistake. It assumes oil is easily found.
By Letter to the Editor Will offshore oil drilling really make things better for you? The answer is a resounding no. Offshore oil drilling won't impact gas prices today, and it won't have a significant impact on gas prices in the future.
By Snow, Nick The US House of Representatives rejected the Democratic leadership's latest energy bill in a 244-173 vote on July 17 when HR 6515 - which came to the floor under a rules suspension - fell short of the necessary two-thirds vote for passage.
By George Bush Podium 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 Associated Press CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush on Saturday blamed the Democratic-led Congress for the high cost of gasoline and renewed his call for expanded offshore drilling to increase U.S. oil supplies.
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By JASON ROSENBAUM Flanked by the leaders of the National Republican Congressional Committee, former state Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer stressed a need to increase drilling for oil to relieve the country's energy woes. Luetkemeyer, a Republican from Saint Elizabeth who is running to succeed U.S. Rep.
By Dina Cappiello Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Energy companies bid hundreds of millions of dollars Wednesday to explore for oil and natural gas beneath 1.8 million acres in the western Gulf of Mexico while looking forward to the possibility of future drilling in federal waters now off- limits.
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