Bush lifts OCS ban but Congress balks
Executive ban lifted on offshore drilling; for practical effect Congress must also act; Democratic leaders call plan a sham
Associated Press Writer
U.S. President George W. Bush lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling July 14 and challenged Congress to do the same, a gambit to turn the enormous public frustration about gasoline prices into political leverage.
Democratic lawmakers rejected Bush’s plan as a symbolic stunt.
With gas pri....
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Democrats pan plan
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