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Energy Policy

Rep. John Peterson of Pennsylvania makes the case for offshore natural gas bill

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently passed a bill to open more of the Gulf of Mexico to energy exploration. But do House lawmakers favor broader legislation on offshore drilling instead? During today's OnPoint, Rep. John Peterson (R-Pa.), a member of the House Resources Committee, talks about the need to boost domestic supplies of natural gas. He describes how his bill would lift offshore natural gas leasing bans to within 20 miles of the coast. Peterson also addresses about the outlook for his legislation this year and Florida lawmakers' opposition to new drilling measures.