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U.S. House approves bill to greatly expand offshore drilling

Nola -- Washington -- Continuing the partisan divide over energy production policy, the Republican-led House on Wednesday replaced President Barack Obama's five-year plan for offshore drilling with a far more ambitious proposal to expand exploration in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, chided the president for offering a drilling plan he said cuts off a large majority of offshore sites to exploration, making a mockery, he said, of the president's proclaimed "all of the above" energy strategy. "Not only will this bill generate a robust drilling plan, creating thousands of new jobs, helping to lower the price at the pump, improve American energy security, and strengthen our national and economic security, but it requires separate environmental reviews for each spec

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 5:51:17 AM

another DWH waiting. And no lower prices for the US market since most will be exported.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 2:42:47 PM

Thank you for posting.
dbecks44
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 7:28:15 AM

Sounds like a good plan to me, but I suppose that's to be expected since I'm not hypocritical, crazy, or stupid.
cashpayer
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 3:32:07 PM

It appears the House repubs want to make sure their pockets are fully lined with Big Oil money before the election. And yes, 25 of those repubs call themselves democrats just so they can get elected. And no, this bill will not hit the floor of the Senate, thank God.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:25:03 AM

Thank you for posting.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 7:51:56 AM

again?
Wizrd03
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:08:14 AM

Yesterday's news...
tomok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:53:33 AM

The US House may expand offshore drilling but when Big Oil continues to sell fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices, there will be NO price reduction for the cost of fuel or natural gas IN the US. 'Coming out of the closet' Barry will support natural gas and oil production for sale on the world market to pay for his ‘spending gone wild’ addiction and receive the huge federal tax income from oil. Barry's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continues to be down – no matter how smooth talking Barry spins those numbers and he can spin them! People will still drive and buy fuel no matter what but it sure helps to have a job too!
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their personal benefit.
How much will gas prices go up and they will rise, the trend is always up with fuel prices. The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon, $3 to $3.50/gallon is Not the new low!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
rahcat
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:16:02 PM

Wait until the EPA hears this.
Jeannemarie
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:14:13 PM

Yes, but can we stand many more BP spills - or Exxon Valdez messes (which STILL has not been cleaned up).
carman11
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:12:28 PM

Ok
hank1326
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:10:56 PM

The real test is with the Senate and the White House. God help us on this one.
Ahking
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:10:48 PM

ok
2bigtanks
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:05:52 PM

Nobama will go on the prowl again!
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:04:06 PM

So?
regout
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:03:34 PM

Old.
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:02:52 PM

Old article.
altima2008
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:01:56 PM

Wait till nobama finds out about this, he will shut it down fast!
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:01:22 PM

Will this help lower gas prices?
GAS1251
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:58:30 PM

Shh! Don't tell Barack.
FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:57:35 PM

Good news, just don't do it till Barry is sent packing!
crazycow2332
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:57:03 PM

ok
us4usa
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:56:14 PM

More oil is more supply, even oversea...
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:54:22 PM

House votes dozens of things in.

Harry Reid stops it at the door. Or is that at the trash can.

Had enough?
tco9436
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:52:28 PM

Not entirely sold on this idea
brutherruther
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:51:26 PM

Ok
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:45:14 PM

REALLY getting tired of the partisan bickering!
knot2swift
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:45:07 PM

More risk.

You all need to stay on land. Lots of Shale Gas and Shale Oil(in the mid west...more than Opec) to frack. Clean up in the event of an oops is easy on land.
jessek
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:42:07 PM

Finally
Is246
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:41:07 PM

Better not.
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:33:58 PM

only to be killed in the executive office
WhiskersTheCat
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:28:40 PM

uummm, we first have to see if Obama likes it. hehe.
Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:28:30 PM

'bout time
paulydel
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:25:51 PM

Thats what I'm say'n.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:25:27 PM

wake up it's a world market
more drilling means more jobs
that sounds anti Obama
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:11:55 PM

if it's kept here,is kept clean and safe and not subsidize....oh and keep gas prices lower then go go go go go
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:10:23 PM

It would be nice if we could keep more of our own crude at home and ship less overseas.
bbreff
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:05:19 PM



Great for the House, but REED is stupid for not allowing a vote.

theWizK
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:03:04 PM

To bad the senate is full of losers.
nimpy
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:02:34 PM

I think this is a dangerous decision
John747
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:00:45 PM

And now the bill goes on to the "do-nothing Senate!"
wcp3rd
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:00:10 PM

ok
Yonkers111
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:59:36 PM

I see the house is still practicing passing bills.
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:59:25 PM

Let's get it through the Senate. Then through Mr Prez.
thirstyauto
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:53:31 PM

About time!!!
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:51:53 PM

Less politics, more action.
grandamgt1
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:51:11 PM

Being an election year, you never know what'll happen in the senate.
sivart
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:50:41 PM

It's about time but how about stop exporting it!!!
wz
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:50:07 PM

Partisan politicking in an election year. What a surprise!
The voters will decide in November whose energy policy will win this stalemate.
hcivic
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:46:34 PM

wont pass the senate
mccleavej
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:44:40 PM

ok
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