Ga. senators call on Salazar to back expanded offshore drilling

09/27/2009 | Rigzone

Georgia Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson joined other senators who signed a bipartisan letter urging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to support the Minerals Management Service's plan to expand offshore drilling, particularly in Alaska. "Environmentally responsible exploration of our offshore oil and natural gas resources is a critical part of a comprehensive policy that will enable the United States to become energy independent," Isakson said.

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