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Climate coalition urges no new fossil fuel leasing off Virginia, other public areas

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Even as offshore Virginia is eyed as a potential site for federal oil and gas leasing, a climate coalition is urging the president to halt new fossil fuel development on public lands and oceans. The coalition plans to deliver a letter signed by more than 400 individuals and groups to the White House Tuesday morning, calling on President Barack Obama ...

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Offshore drilling possible for Virginia?

The Obama administration’s proposed five-year draft plan designating potential areas of the Outer Continental Shelf for future offshore oil and gas drilling includes a swath of the Atlantic stretching from Virginia to the Florida border. U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell unveiled the long-awaited proposal Tuesday, saying it reflects the president’s “all of the above” approach to domestic ...

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Sen. Warner: Bring more natural gas to markets

Sen. Mark Warner

Seeking to punish Russia for annexing Crimea — and boost the U.S. energy industry — U.S. Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and John Hoeven of North Dakota proposed measures Wednesday to bring more U.S. natural gas to the world market. The senators said they’re urging the Obama administration to speed up the Department of Energy’s approval of permits for new ...

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