Latest United States offshore drilling debate Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.