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Interior Department Announces Next Step in Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Planning Process for 2017-2022

Categories: Defense/Military,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Transportation,Virginia Issues

https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-department-announces-next-step-offshore-oil-and-gas-leasing-planning-process

Presents latest proposals for the Obama Administration’s plans for off-shore oil exploration. Due to objections raised by the military and concerns related to ocean-dependent tourism, shipping, and commercial fishing, plans for offshore exploration in the mid-Atlantic near Virginia are not included in the proposed program. From the Interior Department