Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Vote on offshore drilling soon

From the Natural Resources Defense Fund:

H.R. 4761 would repeal the offshore oil and gas drilling moratorium for areas more than 50 miles from our coasts and allow states to opt out of the moratorium for areas closer to shore. In exchange for opting out, states would receive a percentage of the royalties the oil and gas industry pays the federal government for the privilege of drilling. In other words, big oil and gas companies could "bribe" states to lift their drilling bans with the promise of some quick cash in the form of royalties.

This legislation would reverse 25 years of bipartisan offshore drilling protections and put our country’s billion-dollar coastal economies at risk. Contact Dave Camp: urge him to vote no.

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