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Oil industry says it's the victim of the Gulf spill and keeps asking for more handouts

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This week, a handful of GOP lawmakers will introduce bills to accelerate the pace of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and open more American waters to development. These representatives claim that the Obama administration has unfairly locked up the Gulf of Mexico and that we need more drilling to drive down gas prices.

Peter Lehner writes on his blog at the Natural Resources Defense Council's Switchboard page about the oil industry's push to receive even more favorable treatment in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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