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Congress Allows Offshore Oil Drilling Ban to Expire

Congress Allows Offshore Oil Drilling Ban to Expire

WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – President George W. Bush today signed a consolidated appropriations bill that funds government operations through March 2009, including disaster relief. The measure also lifts a long-standing legislative ban on offshore oil and gas leasing cherished by conservationists. Earlier this year, President Bush lifted an executive moratorium on oil…