Mo. candidate calls deepwater-drilling ban a "huge mistake"

09/13/2010 | Hill, The

Missouri senatorial candidate Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said he is against the federal government's moratorium on deepwater drilling. Imposing a ban on the Gulf of Mexico, where the country obtains one-fourth of its oil supply, "was a huge mistake," Blunt said. But he acknowledged the need for increased oversight and said he sponsored a bill to enhance spill-response technology.

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