Uncertainties cloud fate of offshore drilling bill

Nov 16, 2006 | 08:21 AM | Rory Carroll

The prospects of an offshore drilling bill moving through Congress during the current lame duck session got a little dimmer this week.

Speaking on CNBC's "Squawk Box" program Wednesday, Rep. Jim Davis (D., Fla.), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, suggested that hearings would be needed next year for any bill to move forward. "There are some uncertainties, so I think what Congress needs to do next year is to conduct some hearings, talk about....

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