Seems that the Houses has decided that America doesn't need to drill for our own oil. This was led by Florida Rep. Adam Putnam and California Rep Lois Capps.
The House rejected an attempt late Thursday to end a quarter-century ban on oil and natural gas drilling in 85 percent of the country's coastal waters despite arguments that the new supplies are needed to lower energy costs.
Lawmakers from Florida and California led the fight to maintain the long-standing drilling moratorium, contending that energy development as close as 3 miles from shore would jeopardize the tourism industry.
The moratorium bars oil and gas development in virtually all coastal waters outside the western Gulf of Mexico, where most of the country's offshore oil and gas wells are concentrated.
A measure offered by Reps. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) and Lois Capps (D-Calif.) to keep the prohibition was OKd 217-203 and inserted into a $25.9 billion Interior Department spending bill.
Thanks for nothing guys.