Latest United States offshore drilling debate Stories
By Felicity Barringer With the advent of $4-a-gallon gasoline in the United States has come a bruising debate in Congress over whether to intensify efforts to drill on government lands, including part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
By Susan Page WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday ruled out a vote on new offshore oil drilling even as Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said he might be open to a compromise that included it.
Is the Los Angeles area - and the rest of California - experiencing a major realignment of thinking on the issues of energy and the environment? That may be the case if trends tracked by a new statewide survey continue.
By H. Josef Hebert Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush chastised Democrats on Saturday for refusing to allow a vote on whether to lift the federal ban on offshore oil drilling before lawmakers departed for their summer recess.
By Steven Harmon SACRAMENTO -- As gas prices remain above $4 a gallon in most of the Bay Area, Californians are more open to the idea of offshore drilling for oil than they have been in the past.
Sen. John McCain and the GOP say that if we open up offshore drilling, gas prices will come down. In about 10 years. Maybe.
By Joe Conason Forced to cancel a planned visit to an oil platform off the Mississippi coast last week because of inclement weather - and the untimely leaking of hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil by a shipwreck in the vicinity - John McCain finally got his photo op at a Bakersfield derrick on July 28.
SACRAMENTO _ As gas prices remain above $4 a gallon, Californians are more open to the idea of off-shore drilling for oil than they have been in the past. A slim majority _ 51 percent to 45 percent _ approve of offshore drilling, according to a survey by the Public Policy Institute of California.
WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "After millions of acres have been surrendered to oil companies by the Bush administration in recent years, with no positive impact for consumers, must we really now sacrifice the safety of our beaches and our last wild places? "The U.S.
Breaking with an 18-year ban imposed by his father, President George W. Bush recently lifted an executive order prohibiting oil exploration in U.S. coastal waters.
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