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Apr 23, 2010 6:11 PM by Melissa Canone

Not Giving Up Plans to Expand Offshore Drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the
explosion at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is no reason to give
up plans to expand offshore drilling.
Gibbs says President Barack Obama continues to believe that the
United States needs a comprehensive solution to its energy problems
- including expanded domestic production of oil and natural gas.
Gibbs said Friday that Obama believes most energy production can be
done safely and without harming the environment. But Gibbs conceded
there will sometimes be accidents.
The search continued for 11 workers missing after the explosion
late Tuesday on a drilling rig off the Louisiana coast.

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