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Bipartisan group opposes oil exploration off Georgia, but Buddy Carter rejects concerns

Led by U.S. Reps Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and Bobby Scott, D-Va., a bipartisan group of 33 house members last week sent a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management opposing seismic testing for offshore oil. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, the Republican freshman whose district spans the Georgia Coast, did not sign on. The letter requested a halt to the ...

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Hearing Wednesday seeks Va. say on offshore drilling

NORFOLK, Va. — The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking the public’s say on the prospect of oil and gas drilling off Virginia’s coast. The agency has scheduled a public meeting Wednesday in Norfolk to collect comments on the Obama administration’s plan to open Atlantic waters to drilling. Waters off Virginia are included. BOEM’s visit to Virginia is ...

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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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BP bids in Gulf of Mexico lease sale after contract ban lifted


(Reuters) – BP Plc rejoined bidders for exploration and production leases in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after the U.S. government lifted a ban barring the company from such new federal contracts. The Environmental Protection Agency in late 2012 barred BP from bidding on new federal contracts, citing a “lack of business integrity.” The action came after the company’s 2010 Macondo oil well ...

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