By Susan Jones Senior Editor
June 09, 2008
11:53 am to Congress: Get Going on Domestic Oil Drilling

( – “The United States has an opportunity to help increase the supply of oil on the market,” thereby easing gasoline prices, President Bush said on Monday. Bush reminded Congress that he has proposed opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Continental Shelf to domestic oil drilling — something that would “help us through this difficult period.” Full Story

Republicans Blame Democrats for ‘A Nation of $4 Gasoline’

( – Republicans see “pain at the pump” as a key election issue, and they insist that domestic drilling is part of the solution. Full Story

Drivers Say U.S. Should Drill for Oil on Federal Lands

On the Spot ( – Should the U.S. be allowed to tap into the billions of barrels of oil on federally protected lands? Some motorists say yes. Full Story and See Video

Vox Populi: Readers Want Action on Oil Prices

( – Domestic oil drilling can be done without devastating the environment, and it’s time to do it, our readers say. Read Letters to the Editor

Unprecedented: Gas Hits $4 National Average

( – Prices at the pump are expected to keep climbing, analysts say. Prices have risen by about 20 cents in the past three weeks, according to a report by the Lundberg Survey released Sunday. A number of factors are behind oil’s ascent. Full Story




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