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McDonnell disagrees with offshore lease cancelation

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Governor Bob McDonnell believes that President Barack Obama is making a mistake by cancelling a plan to offer lease rights to begin the development of drilling for oil off Virginia’s coast.

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:

Written by Ryan Nobles

May 27, 2010 at 11:21 pm

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