House Republicans Urge Support For Offshore Drilling

Law360, New York (February 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representative and oil industry officials are urging President Obama not to block access to areas off the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines as the administration works with Congress to develop a new plan for offshore drilling.

In a letter dated Wednesday, dozens of Republicans urged the president to keep the Outer Continental Shelf open to oil and gas exploration, citing a recent ICF International study that concluded that opening up the shelf for oil and natural gas drilling would create more...
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