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Kijjiketchme Southern-Fox, from Salisbury, Md., protests proposed offshore oil and gas development in Atlantic waters outside a March 9 public meeting in Annapolis, Md. Southern-Fox said he is concerned about the potential ecological damage of oil development -- "a spill is inevitable anywhere they drill; it's just a matter of time" -- but also wants to see the United States transition swiftly away from fossil fuels. "Even if they were to open up a drill in the ocean and even if it never spilled, we'd still be dealing with the carbon output," he said.

Tensions ignite on East Coast as White House weighs Atlantic drilling

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The prospect of a new generation of Atlantic drilling is stirring a heated debate up and down the East Coast.
Oil facilities pop up from the shallow continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. More than five decades after the shallow waters of the Gulf were first explored, it is still being tapped. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / Houston Chronicle)

Obama administration opens door to Atlantic drilling

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The Obama administration is poised to unveil a draft plan for selling offshore oil and gas leases that is expected to rule out auctioning drilling rights in parts of the Atlantic Ocean as well as in some Arctic waters and along the West Coast between 2017 and 2022.
The United States is exporting more petroleum products, primarily from the Gulf Coast, according to a new U.S. Energy Information Administration report. (Courtesy: EIA)

Gulf Coast drives surge in U.S. exports of petroleum products

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The United States is exporting more petroleum products, most of which is coming from the Gulf Coast.
An oil facility in the Gulf of Mexico. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / Houston Chronicle)

Feds urged to put Atlantic waters on auction block

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Oil development in Atlantic waters from Africa to Canada should encourage the Obama administration to sell drilling leases in waters hugging the East Coast, a leading industry trade group said Wednesday.
IsoMetrix marine seismic data being acquired in the Barents Sea.

Feds OK first-in-decades oil studies off East Coast

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The Obama administration on Friday gave the oil industry the green light to use air guns and sonic sensors to search for possible oil and gas under Atlantic waters, overriding environmentalists concerned that the seismic research can harm whales and other marine life.
Actor Reid Scott attends the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in April.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

Environmentalists tap actor to warn about offshore seismic

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A conservation group is hoping a little star power will draw more attention to its concerns about seismic oil and gas research proposed in Atlantic waters off the east coast.
An LNG tanker offloads in Cove Point, Md., in 2003.  (AP Photo/ Matt Houston)

Federal law blocking cheap Texas fuel from reaching frozen East Coast

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As freezing weather drained stockpiles of propane to their lowest seasonal level in two decades on the U.S. East Coast this month, shivering New Englanders couldn’t tap abundant supplies sailing out of Texas. The reason? The Jones Act.
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Critics take aim at upcoming federal report on Atlantic drilling

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The Obama administration is on track this week to release a final environmental analysis that would help pave the way for the first seismic studies in decades to pinpoint oil and gas off the East Coast, as well as potential drilling in the 2020s.
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Study: Atlantic drilling could give economy $23.5B boost

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If companies were allowed to drill for oil and gas in Atlantic waters off the East Coast, the work would help create nearly 280,000 new jobs and contribute some $23.5 billion to the U.S. economy each year by 2035, according to a study unveiled Thursday by two industry trade groups.
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Energy firms want action on Atlantic drilling

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Energy industry leaders are fretting that it could be a decade before the federal government allows them to hunt for oil and gas along the East Coast, unless the Obama administration shifts its approach to offshore drilling.