“Yes, there will be a drilling provision in it,” Lieberman said. “We’ve stuck with what we’ve had. We’ve made one slight alteration. And we expect we’ll make some more alterations as this goes on based on what we’ve learned, particularly from [Interior Secretary Ken] Salazar’s 30-day review about what more could be done to protect the safety.”

Lieberman did not go into specifics about what the alteration to the energy bill would be on the issue. “I’ve got to save some suspense for you,” he said.