McCain Seeks to Ease Offshore Drilling Ban

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For decades, virtually all the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico off Florida have been off-limits to oil and gas drilling, a ban supported by most Democrats, including Barack Obama. Governor Tim Kaine has broken with fellow Democrats and supported exploratory drilling off the coast of Virginia, a state crucial to the hopes of both Obama and John McCain. Today, Republican McCain said it's time to give states incentives to permit exploration. Stephen Power covers energy policy for the Wall Street Journal.



  • Stephen Power - Energy and Environmental Policy Reporter, Wall Street Journal


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