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Bush to urge lifting of offshore drilling ban.

By Amanda Terkel

"Bush to urge lifting of offshore drilling ban."


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Yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) offered “a bit of a capitulation to the oil companies” by announcing that, if elected president, he would end the federal ban on offshore oil drilling. Reuters reports that tomorrow, President Bush plans to give a boost to his presidential pick by making an “announcement” about energy and also calling “on Congress to pass legislation lifting a ban on offshore oil drilling.”


Like McCain, Bush supported the offshore drilling ban when he ran for president in 2000.

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