Boxer, Feinstein to Call for Permanent Moratorium on Offshore Oil Drilling
The call for a moratorium comes in the wake of the ongoing out-of-control BP oil spill off Louisiana.
The bill -- also sponsored by Sens.Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray of Washington and Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon -- "would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently protect the $34 billion coastal economies of the three states," according to a release.
The senators' move comes on the heels of a near-identical bill introduced in Congress yesterday by Rep. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek).
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