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Vol. 13, No. 29 Week of July 20, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


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

Ben Feller

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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