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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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Applause, concern greet move toward drilling off Carolinas

offshore rig

CHARLESTON, S.C.  — Some lawmakers in the Carolinas say drilling for oil and natural gas offshore will be boost the states’ economies and help the nation toward energy independence. But conservation groups warn such drilling could endanger coastal tourism with the possibility of oil spills on Carolinas beaches. The Obama administration on Tuesday included an area off the Carolinas, Virginia ...

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