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Axelrod Axes Offshore Drilling

David Axelrod has said the White House will authorize no new offshore drilling until a full investigation of the Gulf of Mexico spill has been conducted.

Here’s Axelrod, speaking of President Obama’s previous pledge to lift the ban on new offshore drilling:

“All he has said is that he’s not going to continue the moratorium on drilling but… no additional drilling has been authorized and none will until we find out what happened here and whether there was something unique and preventable here,” White House senior adviser David Axelrod said on “Good Morning America” today, defending the administration’s policy.

Axelrod said no new drilling in domestic areas will go forward until “there is an adequate review of what happened here and what is being proposed elsewhere.”

Daniel FosterDaniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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