11/10/2010 - The push for passage of offshore drilling reform legislation during the lame-duck session is mounting, with elected officials in eight states signing letters that advocate Senate action.
Local lawmakers from Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Virginia, organized by Pew Environment Group, urged U.S. senators from those states to back a bill that would overhaul offshore drilling regulations.
The letters come about as a result of efforts by Pew Environment Group. The organization connected with many of the local leaders following the April oil spill, when many of them asked what they could do to help, said Eleanor Huffines, manager of Pew's offshore energy reform program.
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