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McConnell wants more domestic exploration for oil

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell wants to reduce gas prices by encouraging more domestic oil production to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign supplies.

McConnell made the comment Thursday in an interview on WHAS-AM on Thursday. The Senate Republican leader lamented that President Barack Obama had been open to coastal exploration but pulled back last year after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

McConnell told the radio station that political leaders shouldn't shut down coastal oil exploration simply because something went wrong, any more than they would tell all the airlines not to fly because of a single crash.

Information from: WHAS-AM, http://www.whas.com

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