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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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