US Lays Groundwork For Atlantic Oil And Gas Exploration

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 5:36 PM EST) -- The federal government on Thursday unveiled part of its controversial plan to begin allowing offshore oil and gas drilling on the Atlantic coast, outlining measures designed to minimize the impacts to marine life and criteria for survey activities.

In the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s programmatic environmental impact statement, a final environmental review of plans to allow geological and geophysical survey activities off the mid- and south-Atlantic coast, potential surveys would be limited by protective mitigation measures and safeguards to reduce or eliminate impacts to marine...
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