It's Time to Lift the Federal Ban on Offshore Drilling
I want to take a minute to talk about something that's impacting everyone - high energy prices.
It's time to to lift the federal ban on offshore oil exploration to expand domestic production and I applaud President Bush and Senator McCain for calling for immediate action. I join both the president and senator in petitioning Congress to lift this ban immediately.
This is a vital step to alleviate the ongoing strain Americans are enduring from ever increasing gasoline and energy prices. Congress must act immediately to allow responsible exploration of our country’s domestic energy supply and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Oil exploration off the coast of Texas has been going on for years, providing a shining example of the safety, effectiveness and limited environmental impact of modern exploration technology. Congress must also allow responsible exploration in ANWR, into new off-shore deposits, and the billions of gallons of oil locked in our nation’s shale so we can gain increased access to the oil that fuels our economy.