Expanded offshore drilling was a key sweetener to attract Lindsey Graham and other swing votes to the Senate climate bill. Now that such a provision seems politically toxic, is the bill in jeopardy?
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This disaster is a tragic reminder that offshore drilling is dirty and dangerous. It leaves no doubt that we need tighter regulation of where and how oil companies drill. But it would be an historic mistake if our response ends there.
"The reason there's so much oil out there is because there has always been so much life here," said Derrick Evans, a history teacher pondering the origins of petroleum reaching back 300 million years.
As Senators Kerry and Lieberman prepare to release the discussion draft of their comprehensive energy and climate bill tomorrow, NRDC is launching a p...
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