LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell wants to reduce
gas prices by encouraging more domestic oil production to reduce
the nation's dependence on foreign supplies.
McConnell made the comment Thursday in an interview on WHAS-AM
on Thursday. The Senate Republican leader lamented that President
Barack Obama had been open to coastal exploration but pulled back
last year after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
McConnell told the radio station that political leaders
shouldn't shut down coastal oil exploration simply because
something went wrong, any more than they would tell all the
airlines not to fly because of a single crash.
Information from: WHAS-AM, http://www.whas.com
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