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Rep. Young’s Statement On Today’s Court Decision Regarding Off-Shore Drilling

Washington, D.C. Alaskan Congressman Don Young issued the following statement today regarding Judge Martin Feldman’s decision to overturn the Obama Administration’s deepwater drilling ban:

“This moratorium would have delivered a devastating blow to an economy that is already hurting and so I am encouraged by Judge Feldman’s decision.  However, I would have liked to have seen the Beaufort and Chukchi also re-evaluated.  These oil leases provide jobs and revenue as well as much needed fuel to a country that is currently beholden to foreign countries for its energy needs.  While the Administration will predictably tie these leases up in Appeals court, this decision sends a clear message that the law will not be manipulated for political gain.”

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