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Obama To Extend Offshore Drilling Moratorium President Obama is set to announce today that he will extend the moratorium on new deepwater oil drilling permits for six months, while a presidential commission investigates the issue. The Associated Press reports: “Controversial lease sales off the coast of Alaska will be delayed pending the results of the commission’s investigation, and lease sales planned in the Western Gulf and off the coast of Virginia will be canceled, the [White House] aide said, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of a midday Obama news conference.”

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