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McMorris Rodgers Urges Congress to Allow Offshore Energy Exploration


Location: Washington, DC

McMorris Rodgers Urges Congress to Allow Offshore Energy Exploration

Today, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers urged Congress to lift its ban on offshore drilling—after President Bush lifted an executive ban on offshore drilling.

Lifting the executive ban doesn't mean exploration and drilling can begin. Congress must also agree to let exploration and drilling occur offshore.

"Lifting the executive ban means we're one step closer to tapping a new source of American energy," McMorris Rodgers said. "I hope Congress will vote this week to begin exploring for more energy sources. I believe it's through developing these new sources of American energy, encouraging innovation and conservation that we can lower gas and energy prices."

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