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2008-07-03 21:00:20

Before Congress heeds President Bush's call to gift wrap the ocean floor and hand it over to the oil companies for drilling and exploration, we have to wean ourselves off our continuing fuel dependency. The partisan sniping over whether to lift the 27-year moratorium on drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf to relieve consumers from the dizzying climb of oil prices absolves us of making the hard decisions in conservation and advancing alternative energy technology. In addition to...

2008-07-02 15:00:24

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a multimillion-dollar campaign to convince lawmakers that they should allow drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the American public is not buying the oil industry's arguments, according to a new national poll conducted over the past week and released today. The poll found that 55% of the American public supports continued protection for the Arctic Refuge, while only 36% favor opening the Refuge to drilling....

2008-07-01 09:01:01

By Janis Mara, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 1--With gas prices reaching deeper into motorists' pockets, attitudes about offshore oil drilling are shifting even in normally greener-than-thou California, with many individuals and at least one elected official advocating its expansion. "Personally, yes, I believe we need to be drilling in our own reserves," state Sen. Dave Cogdill, R-Modesto, said during a news conference about the budget at the state Capitol last week....

2008-06-30 15:02:56

By JAMES J. FLORIO The actual flow of supply from such drilling is at least a decade away; it would therefore have virtually no impact upon current prices. James J. Florio was governor of New Jersey from 1990 to 1994 and was a congressman representing New Jersey's 1st Congressional District from 1975 to 1990. He is currently founding partner of the law firm of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader. *** The renewed debate over lifting the ban on offshore drilling for oil, prompted...

2008-06-26 18:02:53

Recently, President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain called for lifting the moratorium on offshore drilling for oil. Bush also has called for drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Critics contend it will take roughly 10 years for oil from new drilling to become available. They argue America would be wiser to invest that time and money to develop alternative energy sources. Should America drill for oil offshore and/or in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?...

2008-06-25 21:02:47

By Charles Kochakian It seems that while the Bush administration is destined to go down in history as the most incompetent and dishonest in U.S. history, it is, even in the end, incapable of telling the American people the truth. The Bush administration and U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, have called for lifting the moratorium on offshore oil drilling in the United States. They claim that opening these fields will bring price relief to...

2008-06-25 09:03:19

By H. Josef Hebert Associated Press WASHINGTON -- House Democrats failed Tuesday to resurrect a bill to punish price gouging at the gas pump while maneuvering to block Republican attempts to expand offshore drilling, an idea gaining in popularity amid $4-a-gallon gas prices. Action on legislation that would assure continuation of the ban on oil and natural gas drilling in most of the country's coastal waters was put off until later this summer after it became increasingly clear that...

2008-06-24 18:02:42

OUR OPINION Before Congress heeds President Bush's call to gift wrap the ocean floor and hand it over to the oil companies for drilling and exploration, we have to wean ourselves off our continuing fuel dependency. The partisan sniping over whether to lift the 27-year moratorium on drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf to relieve consumers from the dizzying climb of oil prices absolves us of making the hard decisions in conservation and advancing alternative energy technology. In...

2008-06-24 02:30:18

WASHINGTON - President Bush is accusing Democrats in Congress of blocking his energy proposals, saying they are partly to blame for high gasoline costs pinching Americans' budgets. In his Saturday radio address, Bush urged Congress to lift its long-standing ban on offshore oil and gas drilling to increase U.S. energy production. Democrats have rejected the idea. "This is a difficult time for many American families," Bush said. "Rising gasoline prices and economic uncertainty can affect...

2008-06-23 00:00:22

By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer On Wednesday morning, President Bush proposed what might have seemed like a slam-dunk solution to America's growing pain at the pump: End the "legislative ban" on offshore oil drilling. By mid-afternoon, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., had joined Bush. Capito issued a news release headlined "Congress must lift drilling ban." But by the Bush administration's own figures, offshore drilling accounts for 27 percent of domestic oil production. And the vast...


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