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President Bush urges Congress anew to lift the ban on oil drilling off most of the nation's coastlines. His call comes as gasoline and oil prices continue to soar, an issue that could prove pivotal in the November elections. Most congressional Democrats oppose lifting the ban, saying it's too environmentally risky and would do nothing to alleviate the pain that motorists feel at the pump.
President Bush urges Congress anew to lift the ban on oil drilling off most of the nation's coastlines. His call comes as gasoline and oil prices continue to soar, an issue that could prove pivotal in the November elections. Most congressional Democrats oppose lifting the ban, saying it's too environmentally risky and would do nothing to alleviate the pain that motorists feel at the pump.
President Bush urges Congress anew to lift the ban on oil drilling off most of the nation's coastlines. His call comes as gasoline and oil prices continue to soar, an issue that could prove pivotal in the November elections. Most congressional Democrats oppose lifting the ban, saying it's too environmentally risky and would do nothing to alleviate the pain that motorists feel at the pump.
2008-07-21 15:28:13
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