By H. JOSEF HEBERTAnd yet, these politicians will complain the loudest when energy prices go up.
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite talk of an energy crisis and the need for independence from foreign oil, Congress seems to be in no mood to open more of the country's coastal waters to energy development.
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