Posted: Apr 29, 2010 12:55 PM by Letitia Walker
Obama administration officials say the Gulf
Coast oil rig spill will be considered in the expansion of offshore
drilling and will become part of the debate on climate change in
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that the
cause, still not determined, could impact what areas the government
would open for future drilling.
But he also said that President Barack Obama remains committed
to a process that could open drilling in areas now off limits.
White House adviser Carol Browner said "obviously this will
become part of the debate" on climate change. The administration
has proposed expanded offshore oil and gas development, and hopes
it will attract some GOP votes on a climate bill.