In Reversal, Obama Admin To Block Oil Drilling In Atlantic
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The announcement reverses a proposal made last year in which the administration floated a plan that would have opened up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling. The January 2015 proposal would have opened up sites more than 50 miles off Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia to oil drilling no earlier than 2021.
The Interior Department said the latest decision responds to strong local opposition and conflicts with competing commercial and military ocean uses.
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