Tuesday, September 16, 2008

House passes bill allowing offshore drilling [Roll call was 236 to 189 - not voting 9]



September 16, 2008

The House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday lifting a longstanding congressional moratorium on offshore drilling.

The extensive energy package introduced by Democrats would give states the option to allow drilling between 50 and 100 miles off their shores. Areas more than 100 miles from the coast would be completely open to oil exploration and drilling.

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