GOP lawmakers to campaign for more drilling in Louisiana trip

05/15/2011 | Hill, The

Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., will visit Louisiana this week to explain their push for boosting offshore oil and natural gas drilling. "This is a way to get members down so they can see Louisiana because it is truly America's energy coast," said Stephen Bell, a spokesman for Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the trip's organizer. The lawmakers will hold discussions with energy industry officials and will also tour Chevron's deepwater drilling platform, Bell added.

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