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Congress Moves to Restrict Access to Offshore Gas Drilling

12:47 PM MDT | July 30, 2007 | Kara Sissell

House and Senate lawmakers took steps last week to restrict access to federal permits for offshore oil and gas drilling, drawing criticism from industry executives who say access to resources in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is already too limited. The OCS measures were small parts of two broad energy bills being considered in the House and Senate. Lawmakers are far from finished with the energy bills, and many anticipate at least another week of debate, sources say. Menendez: Protect the East Coast. Warner: Lift drilling moratoria. The Senate bill generated...

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