DOI To Explore Drilling Potential Off Atlantic Coast

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday opened the door for potential oil and gas drilling off the south and mid-Atlantic coast, advancing plans for seismic exploration of the area's energy resources starting as early as next year.

The agency released for public comment a programmatic environmental impact statement draft assessing proposed geological and geophysical activities in support of conventional and renewable energy exploration and development in the region, including seismic surveys to update 30-year-old data. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the statement will be...
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