Aug 01 2006

SHELBY: DRILLING WILL BRING REVENUE TO ALABAMA, ENERGY TO THE NATION

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) today announced the Senate passage of S. 3711, the Gulf of Mexico Energy Bill.  The legislation would open portions of the Gulf of Mexico for offshore drilling and ensure that a percentage of the profits return to Alabama . 

“This legislation is an important step towards gaining energy independence for the United States and will be a tremendous benefit to Alabama ’s economy,” said Senator Shelby.  “For too long, the Gulf Coast states have contributed to our nation’s energy supply while receiving virtually nothing in return.  I am proud to have worked with my colleagues to pass legislation that will compensate the Gulf Coast states for their contribution.”

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