Latest United States offshore drilling debate Stories
By Liz Mitchell, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jul. 19--Despite a push by some in the South Carolina business community to drill for oil off shore, geologists say such efforts will bring no quick relief at the pump.
By EILEEN LEVANDOSKI By Eileen Levandoski 1. Drilling now would have no effect on fuel prices until 2030 and provide little return on investment.
By David Ivanovich and Kristen Hays, Houston Chronicle Jul. 20--WASHINGTON -- When a Union Oil Co.
IN SEIZING on the gas price shock to push for more aggressive domestic oil exploration, the Bush administration is following a familiar pattern. A national crisis has become fodder for advancing a preexisting and only loosely related piece of the president's agenda.
By Gareth McGrath, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 15--Responding to growing anger over rising energy prices, state Republicans on Tuesday introduced a resolution to allow North Carolinians to decide whether offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling should be allowed off the state's coast.
Backgrounder: U.S. oil resources, offshore drilling bans BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President George W. Bush on Monday lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling, while calling on Congress to act in a bid to tackle soaring oil prices. The United States is rich in oil reserves.
Putting pressure on congressional Democrats to allow more domestic exploration, President Bush on Monday lifted an 18-year- old executive order banning offshore oil drilling.
By David Lightman and Renee Schoof WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday lifted the 18-year-old White House ban on offshore drilling, but his action is likely to have no impact on prices or supplies anytime soon, if ever.
By Rod Walton, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 15--Local oil industry officials and state leaders praised President Bush for lifting the 18-year executive ban on offshore drilling Monday and urged Congress to do the same. Congressional Democrats and environmentalists criticized the move.
By Ben Feller Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling and challenged Congress to follow suit, aiming to turn the enormous public frustration about gasoline prices into political leverage.
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