14 Apr '11, 3am

Congress Approves Offshore Drilling Near Chesapeake Bay #oilspill #ocean via @ecosphericblog

Congress Approves Offshore Drilling Near Chesapeake Bay #oilspill #ocean via @ecosphericblog

During a Natural Resources Committee markup today, an amendment to prevent offshore drilling near the Chesapeake Bay was defeated in the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. It's been almost a year since the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico. The event crippled the deepwater Macondo well, and resulted in the worst offshore oil spill in American history . Apparently, politicians are more concerned with appeasing irritated oil companies than ensuring that such a costly disaster never occurs again. The amendment offered by Congressman John Sarbanes would have eliminated a section of H.R. 1230, the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act , which would require lease sales for oil and natural gas drilling off the cost of the Delmarva Peninsula. The amendment failed by a vote of 28 to 14. "As the tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico vividly demonst...

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Offshore Drilling Approved Near Chesapeake Bay

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