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Barack Obama said that the government should sell 70 million barrels of oil from its strategic petroleum stockpile to help reduce gasoline prices. (New York Times — 5 August, 2008)
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In a reversal, Barack Obama is proposing tapping the United States’ strategic oil reserves to help drive down gasoline prices, his campaign said Monday. (MSNBC — 5 August, 2008)
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Obama Calls for Tapping of Oil Stockpiles
Obama Calls for Tapping of Oil Stockpiles

Barack Obama outlined an energy plan that puts him sharply at odds with Senator John McCains focus on nuclear energy and expanded offshore drilling. (New York Times — 5 August, 2008)
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Call to tap strategic reserves is second shift the Democrat has made in the past week on energy.

(Washington Post — 5 August, 2008)
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Democratic candidate Barack Obama criticized Republican John McCain on Tuesday for taking a page out of “the Cheney playbook” on energy, overlooking his own support of oil-friendly policies that the unpopular vice president helped to craft. (MSNBC — 6 August, 2008)
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Barack Obama’s energy plan has a hefty dose of clean tech, with calls for renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon regulation and plug-in hybrid manufacturing. (CNET News.com — 6 August, 2008)
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A day after Barack Obama said he would consider permitting some offshore oil drilling, an aide to John McCain said that he too might support such a compromise. (New York Times — 4 August, 2008)
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President Bush chastised Democrats on Saturday for refusing to allow a vote on whether to lift the federal ban on offshore oil drilling before lawmakers departed for their summer recess. (MSNBC — 3 August, 2008)
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