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Sanford attending offshore energy tour in Gulf

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 13, 2014 at 3:07 am •  Published: May 13, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford is visiting the Gulf of Mexico to learn more about offshore energy development.

Sanford is joining other members of Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday for a tour of an offshore oil rig and to meet with representatives of the energy industry.

Sanford says the tour will provide members a better understanding of offshore energy development.

The 1st District Republican says that offshore energy plays a role in the nation's energy future. He says that learning more is important given the debate over developing energy resources off the Eastern Seaboard.