Interior Department Suspends Virginia Oil and Gas Leases

WASHINGTON (May 6, 2010) — The Natural Resources Defense Council today welcomed the Interior Department’s decision to indefinitely suspend public meetings on potential offshore oil and gas drilling near Virginia. NRDC also endorsed a House bill introduced today to launch an investigation into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Both actions are consistent with NRDC’s comments in a letter sent Tuesday to President Obama on the crisis still unfolding in the Gulf.

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