U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is promising Florida House members that she will not allow an energy bill to get through her chamber if it includes oil drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast.

Florida's nine Democratic House members met with Pelosi twice on
Wednesday to seek protection for the state's coast.

Pelosi's office confirmed Thursday that she agreed to help,
assuring Florida's delegation that legislation moving through the
House would have to adhere to a moratorium on drilling in the
eastern Gulf of Mexico through 2022.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 at 08:36 AM
    It's easy for Ms Pelosi to make decisions along these lines ,,,After All she does Not pay for Gas or heating Oil the TAX Payers do. So she has nothing to loose by being opposed to any off shore drilling. Maybe if she had to buy gas and heating oil at the pay most workers in the South she may see things a little different,,
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