Jul 14 2008

Shelby: Congress must act quickly to move this plan forward

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee made the following statement regarding the President’s decision to lift the administrative ban on offshore exploration.

“I am encouraged that the President has lifted his administrative ban on offshore drilling,” said Shelby. “It is my hope Congress will act quickly to move this plan forward, for this decision could not only ease future energy costs, but will also have an impact on Alabama’s economy by bringing additional economic investment to our state.”