Vote Won’t End Energy Debate

Posted September 16, 2008 at 10:18pm

Capping months of bitter wrangling over energy, the House tonight passed a sweeping Democratic energy bill that eases a long-standing federal ban on offshore oil and gas drilling.

But tonight’s 236-189 approval of the Democrats’ energy package is unlikely to provide closure to the drilling debate as the bill is considered unlikely to advance in the Senate. For full coverage, go to