Friday, June 13, 2008

China Drills for Oil Outside Key West

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-ap-cheney-oil-drilling,0,3923442.story

Chicago Tribune
13 June 2008

Cheney's false comment on oil drilling attacked

By H. JOSEF HEBERT
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney's office acknowledged on Thursday that he was mistaken when he asserted that China, at Cuba's behest, is drilling for oil in waters 60 miles from the Florida coast. [...]

But talk of China drilling in waters within 50 miles to 60 miles of Key West has been a common theme among Republicans. They are clamoring to open more of the country's offshore waters to energy development, including the eastern Gulf where drilling is strongly opposed by Florida officials. [...]

http://www.miamiherald.com/campaign08/story/570011.html

Miami Herald
14 June 2008

Cheney's office: China not drilling in Cuba, not so far

BY LESLEY CLARK

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080617/NEWS01/806170306/1056/COL02

Cincinnati Enquirer
17 June 2008

Schmidt criticized for false drilling claims
Ohio Republican said Cuba sold drilling rights to China

BY MALIA RULON
ENQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt is being criticized for repeating false information about Chinese oil drilling in a speech on the House floor. [...]