House Overwhelmingly Backs Offshore Oil, Gas Development

By May 5, 2011Energy

The House of Representatives this afternoon voted 266-149 to pass H.R. 1230, the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act. That’s a huge bipartisan level of support for the bill, which directs the Secretary of Interior to move ahead with previously scheduled offshore oil and gas leases.

The overwhelming support came despite the White House issuing a formal Statement of Administration policy opposing H.R. 1230 and H.R. 1229, the Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act.

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