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    US oil exploration could threaten ecosystems - 18 Jun 08

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    With fuel prices out of control, Americans are feeling the pinch at the pumps. And most are blaming the White House for not doing enough to ease their pain. Under fire, the US President has come up with a new energy plan. George Bush wants to increase the domestic production of gasoline in a controversial manner. He has asked Congress to lift a ban on offshore drilling for oil. If that happens, it would repeal an executive order signed by his father, President Herbert Walker Bush, in 1990, and open up environmentally-fragile areas to oil companies. Al Jazeera's Rosalind Jordan reports.