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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the Offshore Energy Development: Improving Federal and State Cooperation session at OTC 2013 at Reliant Park Monday, May 6, 2013, in Houston. ( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Rick Perry to Obama: Give coastal states more access & dollars

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and five fellow Republicans from other coastal states on Monday implored the Obama administration to open new areas for offshore drilling, saying the change would give a jolt to the U.S. economy by spurring jobs and spending.
Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, and President Barack Obama's pick to succeed Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary, leads a five-woman team to the top of Mount Rainier in this July 2010 photo.  (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Janet Jensen)

Governors send welcome note to Interior nominee: Open Atlantic for drilling

President Barack Obama’s new Interior Secretary nominee hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate yet — much less sworn in — but she’s already facing pressure to expand offshore drilling.