Though John McCainJohn McCainMcCain rivals praise senator after brain cancer diagnosis McCain absence adds to GOP agenda’s uncertainty Overnight Defense: Trump gets briefing at Pentagon on ISIS, Afghanistan | Senate panel approves five defense picks | Senators want Syria study in defense bill MORE said yesterday he would like to ease restrictions on coastal drilling, the conservative Institute for Energy Research is not satisfied.

The group, which holds that regulations hinder the energy industry, said McCain's call was "good news for consumers," but blasted McCain's opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

 


"Unfortunately, we continue to find fault with Senator McCain