Atlantic Drilling Study Moving Ahead, DOI Official Says

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 1:00 PM EST) -- A U.S. Department of the Interior official told House lawmakers on Friday that the Obama administration is only about a month away from completing an environmental study of seismic survey activities off the Atlantic coast, which could open the door to offshore oil and gas drilling in the area.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Deputy Director Walter Cruickshank testified that a final programmatic environmental impact statement, or PEIS, will be published by the end of February, nearly two years after releasing a draft version that garnered...
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