Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Contact Congress on Off Shore Drilling

President George W. Bush has removed the ban on offshore domestic energy development in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).  His father, President George H.W. Bush, had put this ban in place in 1990.  While this announcement ends the moratorium on drilling, it has no effect until Congress acts to remove a ban that prohibits the Dept of the Interior from using agency funds to lease areas in the OCS.  We urge you to submit letters to your Congressman asking for them to act to remove this moratorium.  The Fertilizer Institute has made it easy for you to communicate your support of off-shore drilling to your Congressman.  Just click on this link and you can edit a letter to include your personal and company information and send it to your Congressman.  With President Bush removing the executive moratorium, now is the time for Congress to act on this vital issue.