2010 oil spill Alabama http://apr.org en Coastal Governors Call for More Offshore Drilling http://apr.org/post/coastal-governors-call-more-offshore-drilling <p>Six coastal governors have called on Washington to open up more waters to offshore drilling and to make permitting a quicker, more efficient process.</p><p>The governors of Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Alaska spoke Monday at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Officials from Louisiana and Virginia also spoke.</p><p>They say a federal moratorium on offshore drilling after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and permitting requirements put in place after that, have made it difficult for companies to develop resources.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 13:24:30 +0000 The Associated Press 29884 at http://apr.org Coastal Governors Call for More Offshore Drilling