Obama Paves Way For East Coast Offshore Oil Exploration With Controversial Sonic Cannons

July 18, 2014 4:00 PM

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Obama Paves Way For East Coast Offshore Oil Exploration With Controversial Sonic Cannons

Just days after unveiling a slate of climate change initiatives, the Obama administration has paved the way for offshore oil drilling near the U.S. East Coast.

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management on Friday approved the use of controversial sonic cannons to discover oil and gas deposits under the ocean -- opening the Eastern seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Associated Press reported. The government estimates...

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