Friday, April 30, 2010

"White House halts all new domestic offshore drilling"

From the Houston Chronicle's NewsWatch: Energy blog:

There will be no no new exploration drilling off the U.S. coast until there is a full investigation into the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which has reached the Louisiana coastline, White House senior advisor David Axelrod announced this morning on ABC News' "Good Morning America."

"No additional drilling has been authorized and none will until we find out what happened here and whether there was something unique and preventable here," Axelrod said.

He emphasized that President Obama has said he will not continue the moratorium on offshore drilling, which he recently lifted as part of a new five-year offshore plan. But new drilling has been stalled.