Friday, June 30, 2006

House Votes to Expand Drilling

It's about damn time. What I like about the bill is that it allows the states to decide if they want drilling off their shores and gives them a cut if they decide to do so. It also bans drilling within 50 miles of shore, but allows it further away. Vote was 232-187, but it also must be reconciled with a much narrower Senate version allowing for drilling only in one specific area of the Gulf.

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