Obama Abandons Plans to Drill in the Atlantic Ocean

March 15, 2016 9:36 PM

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Obama Abandons Plans to Drill in the Atlantic Ocean

Oil and gas exploration off the coast of Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico will move forward.

In the early months of 2015, Peg Howell heard whisperings of news that disturbed her: Energy companies wanted to open up the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, off the southeastern coast, to oil and gas drilling. The news came in pieces. First, she saw a local legislator editorialize on the benefits that...

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