16 May '11, 4pm

Obama Bows to Pressure for More Domestic Oil Drilling: The Interior Department will also extend the lease period...

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. However, with controversy continuing to swirl over the safety practices of oil companies, President Obama on Saturday announced new measures that will lead to expanded offshore drilling. The president has long said that domestic oil production is not a solution to the nation's energy problems, but with a new campaign season approaching, he is bowing to Republican pressure and public opinion, which is heavily swayed by high fuel prices. "I believe that we should expand oil production in America -- even as we increase safety and environmental standards," Obama said in his weekly radio address. He said he will direct the Department of Interior to conduct annual lease sales in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve, an area located in the northwest corner of Alaska near the Arctic National Wildli...

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