GarretGraves http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/13988/all en Barney Frank Opposes Offshore Drilling For Fishing Industry http://www.mrc.org/articles/barney-frank-opposes-offshore-drilling-fishing-industry <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With oil trading above $145 a barrel, exploration and drilling for oil could provide economic opportunities for Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-Mass.) struggling congressional district. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That wasn’t enough to persuade Frank, who insisted this would hurt the fishing industry in his district. He made the anti-drilling comments during CNBC’s July 14 “The Call” in anticipation of Bush’s announcement that he would lift the executive order banning oil drilling offshore. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/barney-frank-opposes-offshore-drilling-fishing-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy BarneyFrank CNBC Connecticut FinancialTimes fishingindustry GarretGraves Louisiana OffshoreDrilling TheCall USAToday Tue, 15 Jul 2008 15:33:28 +0000 admin 26050 at http://www.mrc.org