**FILE** Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (at podium) addresses President Obama's announcement of offshore oil and gas exploration as (from left) Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources Maureen Matsen and Secretary of Natural Resources Dout Domenech look on at the Capitol in Richmond on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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**FILE** Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (at podium) addresses President Obama's announcement of offshore oil and gas exploration as (from left) Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources Maureen Matsen and Secretary of Natural Resources Dout Domenech look on at the Capitol in Richmond on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)