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Sen. Webb: Offshore drilling bill fails to grant Virginia fair share of revenue

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) on Wednesday voted against legislation that would have prevented Virginia from using revenues from lease sales of its offshore resources to fund transportation and other critical projects. The Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011, introduced by Sen. Mitch McConnell, failed today in the Senate. “I have long advocated opening up...

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McDonnell, Goodlatte tout offshore energy development

Gov. Bob McDonnell used a Thursday photo op to bring attention to his continued push for offshore drilling off the coast of Virginia. “America has an energy policy problem. Today, Virginia businesses and families are paying, on average, $3.88 per gallon for gasoline. That’s up $1.00 from a year ago. The Energy Information Administration estimates...