Office of Congresswoman Shea-Porter - Shea-Porter Stands Up For Domestic Drilling Legislation

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today spoke on the House floor in support of legislation which would promote the responsible domestic production of oil and national gas. 

“The oil companies need to get to work,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter.  “This legislation will provide New Hampshire consumers with some much needed relief. We need to start responsible domestic drilling today. It is our patriot duty to break our dependence on foreign oil with conservation and promoting other long term energy sources.”

H.R. 6515, the Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands (DRILL) Act, would provide more oil by speeding the development of the National Petroleum Reserve, ban the exportation of Alaskan oil, require oil companies to drill on currently leased lands, and facilitate the construction of an Alaska natural gas pipeline.