Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sen. Edwards “Nay” – Del. Ware and Cleaveland”Yea” on offshore drilling

Signing of offshore drilling bills

Governor McDonnell signs HB787 and HB756, legislation to allow for offshore oil and natural gas exploration, production and development as well as allocate 80% of future offshore royalties and revenues to transportation and the remaining 20% to the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium, today, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Other attendees included (L to R): 

1st Row: Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, Governor Bob McDonnell, Delegate Ron Villanueva, Delegate Chris Stolle, Senator John Watkins

2nd Row: Delegate Matthew James, Delegate Onzlee Ware, Delegate Charles Poindexter, Delegate Barbara Comstock

Delegate Onzlee Ware (D-11) and Bill Cleaveland (R-17) voted for these bills while Senator John Edwards (D-21) voted against both bills.

HB 787 Offshore energy resources; production & development permitted 50 miles off Atlantic

HB 756 Offshore drilling; royalties to be deposited in Transportation Trust Fund, etc.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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