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McCain: Drill new wells off shore and drill them now!

ST PAUL - The last night of the GOP convention is ending with the same rallying cry that has echoed here for days, "Drill, baby, drill."

The cheers came as John McCain promised "the most ambitious national project in decades.

"We are going to stop sending $700 billion a year to countries that don't like us very much," he said to cheers. "We will attack the problem on every front. We will produce more energy at home. We will drill new wells offshore, and we'll drill them now. We will build more nuclear power plants. We will develop clean coal technology. We will increase the use of wind, tide, solar and natural gas. We will encourage the development and use of flex fuel, hybrid and electric automobiles."