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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Lawmakers Weigh Offshore Drilling After Spill

Oct. 13, 2021, 10:15 AM

An oil spill this month off the coast of California is pumping new life into congressional efforts to permanently ban new offshore drilling in federal waters and increase oversight of the oil and gas industry.

Democrats in both chambers have been renewing calls since the spill to enact a ban on new offshore drilling in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, as well as the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, through language already included in the House tax and spending package.

The House Natural Resources Committee plans to consider two additional bills (H.R. 570, H.R. 2643) today that would ...

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