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2008-07-14 15:00:00

President Bush, in a largely symbolic move, today lifted an executive order barring oil and gas drilling in much of the federal waters offshore.

2008-07-14 12:00:55

By MELISSA NELSON Record crude oil prices are fueling support for once-barred offshore drilling. PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Oil companies once viewed drilling in the deep waters off Florida as cost prohibitive. Politicians feared even the slightest sign of support would be career suicide. No more.

2008-07-13 12:00:18

By Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Saturday tried to pin the blame on Congress for soaring energy prices and said lawmakers need to lift long-standing restrictions on drilling for oil in pristine lands and offshore tracts believed to hold huge reserves of fuel.

2008-07-12 12:00:28

By Anna Ferguson, The Brunswick News, Ga. Jul. 12--Offshore Coastal Georgia could play some role in the nation's resolution to the soaring gas prices, or at least some in Washington, D.C., think so.

2008-07-11 18:00:31

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brendan Daly or Drew Hammill, +1-202-226-7616, both of the Office of the Speaker of the House WASHINGTON,July 11/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to President Bushs comments on the economy and energy at a media availability at the Department of Energy this morning: The President once again refused to take responsibility for his disastrous economic and energy policies that have pushed our country...

2008-07-09 15:00:31

Houston oilman Danny S. Davis, president and CEO of Escopeta Oil, is convinced that those seeking a solution to America's current oil crisis are looking in the wrong direction. Instead of looking forward, they should be looking back - to the 1960's and 1981.

2008-07-09 03:00:27

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Oil companies once viewed drilling in the deep waters off Florida as cost prohibitive. Politicians feared even the slightest sign of support would be career suicide. No more.

2008-07-08 09:01:00

By Jacqueline L. Urgo, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 8--BELMAR, N.J. -- With the Atlantic Ocean in the background, Gov.

2008-07-08 00:00:24

By Melissa Nelson PENSACOLA, Fla. - Oil companies once viewed drilling in the deep waters off Florida as cost prohibitive. Politicians feared that even the slightest sign of support would be career suicide. No more.

2008-07-07 03:00:30

By Bahr, Emilie For years, Don Briggs has predicted an end to the decades-old ban on oil and gas drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, looking forward to the change as a boon to the state's energy industry.


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postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.