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Longboat Key Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2010 5 years ago

Buchanan announces drilling legislation

by: Kurt Schultheis Managing Editor

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, announced plans on Lido Beach Monday, June 21, to introduce legislation designed to hold oil companies responsible for spills and reform the way the federal government oversees the offshore drilling process.

Buchanan said the bill would remove liability protection for oil companies and require regular safety inspection.

The Oil Spill Prevention Act will be filed in the U.S. House today.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at [email protected].

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