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Congressman Virgil Goode is right when he calls for a broad brush approach to energy. There is no magic bullet that will solve our energy needs.
The first thing we need to do is drill wherever oil may be found. The House "Democrats'" drilling bill falls well short on this count. It limits offshore drilling to beyond 50 miles from the coast and requires coastal states to agree. Otherwise, drilling is limited to beyond 100 miles from the shoreline. It doesn't provide for sharing royalty payments with these states, so they'll have no incentive to agree.
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