While you were paying attention to the death of Osama bin Laden, you may have missed this important news: The House of Representatives may be voting this week on three bills that would expand offshore oil and gas drilling in the US--and shockingly do so while making the oversight of these activities weaker than they were before the Gulf oil spill, not just over a year past.
David Goldston gives a rundown at Grist and NRDC Switchboard--choose your flavor. More on Offshore Oil Drilling
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