The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) last week called intoquestion Vice President Al Gore’s pledge to continue the drillingban along the Florida and California coasts if he’s electedpresident. “The producers of natural gas are dismayed by yourrecent announcement” to stop in its tracks any drilling along thesetwo coasts, where it’s believed more than 40 Tcf of gas may beavailable, wrote NGSA President R. Skip Horvath in a letter toGore. “Denying access to this environmental fuel, some of whichresides offshore, appears inconsistent with the goal for a cleanerfuture.”

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