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US House approves offshore drilling

Mass. legislators preserve area of Georges Bank

By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / September 17, 2008

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WASHINGTON - The US House approved an energy bill last night that would allow offshore drilling as close as 50 miles from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, but a last-minute provision added at the insistence of Massachusetts members would prohibit oil and gas drilling around Georges Bank, saving New England's premier commercial fishing grounds from potential harm. (Full article: 982 words)

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