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Proposed drilling area

Map showing proposed drilling area off the Virginia coast

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Halt in offshore drilling leaves McDonnell's plans high and dry
Article | RICHMOND -- There will be no offshore rigs, no new oil industry jobs and no additional money for road and rail projects in Virginia after President Obama's announcement Thursday to halt offshore drilling plans.
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Along Gulf Coast, a wave of emotion
Article | Just a few minutes into his comments about the damage from the gulf oil leak to the House Energy Committee on Thursday, Louisiana congressman Charlie Melancon was overcome. "Our culture is threatened, our coastal economy is threatened, and everything that I know and love is at risk," he said. His...

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