McDonnell disagrees with offshore lease cancelation
The President made the decision today, in reaction to the growing crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. McDonnell, who agrees that a careful examination of what went wrong must be complete, also believes that allowing the leases to go forward would fulfill that goal.
The Governor, who still believes that Virginia can be a leader in oil and energy development, is concerned that this setback could be enough to derail the process all together.
You can see my report on the topic, including what Senator Mark Warner thinks about Virginia’s drilling future on NBC12.com.
You can also see the Governor’s comments on the subject, uncut, below: