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Alaska included in future offshore lease sale schedule

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Obama administration’s five-year offshore drilling plan announced Tuesday includes three future lease sales off Alaska and six areas in state waters that will be closely reviewed for possible environmental and other conflicts with oil and gas activities. The plan by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell covers all potential federal offshore lease sales from 2017 through 2022. ...

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North Carolina community opposes offshore drilling and seismic testing

Offshore oil rig drilling in Santa Catalina Channel with Catalina Island just visible above the fog bank in the distance off the California coast. (Image: arbyreed via Flickr)

KURE BEACH, N.C. — Another coastal community is on record opposing offshore drilling for oil. Kure Beach town council voted Tuesday to oppose both offshore drilling for oil, as well as seismic testing to find oil and gas. The vote came two years after then-Mayor Dean Lambeth signed a letter supporting offshore testing for oil. A group opposing offshore drilling, ...

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Offshore drilling on town agenda

SWANSBORO — The Town of Swansboro will be the next Eastern North Carolina community to consider taking a stand against drilling off of the state’s coast. A draft resolution of offshore drilling opposition is on the agenda of tonight’s regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the community room at the Swansboro Town ...

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Virginia Beach council to take another look at offshore drilling

VIRGINIA BEACH – Where does the City Council stand on offshore drilling? Members might be reconsidering their support. Dozens of North and South Carolina municipalities have come out against it. Virginia Beach hoteliers and restaurateurs and the Resort Advisory Commission oppose it. Now the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting oceans and beaches, has created an online petition directed ...

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Sierra Club Va.: Offshore drilling pits rigs against rockets, military, wind energy

Sierra Club Virginia joined with two former military leaders Thursday to urge the Obama administration to remove Virginia from its draft plan for offshore oil and gas development, citing potential risks to military readiness, the aerospace industry and future offshore wind energy. Such opposition isn’t new, but objections intensified back in January when the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) ...

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Carolinas clear first proposals for offshore oil surveys

CHARLESTON, S.C. — State regulators in both Carolinas have signed off on proposals by companies to conduct seismic testing for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic coast, subject to some conditions. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control last Friday certified a proposal by Spectrum GEO. Earlier the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources certified ...

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