Sunday, April 4, 2010

Senators' support of drilling irks some environmentalists

Bingaman, Udall, two favorites among environmentalists, both praised Obama plan

Steve Terrell | The New Mexican
Posted: Saturday, April 03, 2010

"For years, both of New Mexico's U.S. senators have voted against lifting the decades-old moratorium on offshore drilling.

But this week, when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the Obama administration's plan to open up part of the Atlantic coast and other areas to offshore drilling, both Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Sen. Tom Udall applauded the announcement. " More>>>>

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