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  1. #1 President Bush to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Drilling 
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    Bush to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling
    Monday, July 14, 2008

    WASHINGTON The White House says President Bush is planning to lift an executive ban on offshore oil drilling.

    In a Rose Garden statement on Monday, the president plans to lift the ban. But by itself, the move will not lead to more drilling off America's coastline.

    Congress must still lift its own legislative ban before offshore drilling can happen.

    White House press secretary Dana Perino says Bush is acting now in hopes of spurring Congress to act. So far, lawmakers have shown no interest in doing so.

    Watch President Bush speak Live at 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX News Channel.

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