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From left, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Hopper and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory discuss federal regulations, drilling and seismic studies at the Offshore Technology Conference.

Gov. Pat McCrory at OTC: Drilling dollars essential to sell offshore exploration along East Coast

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For coastal states to support offshore drilling near their shores, they have to glean some of the dollars tied to that activity, North Carolina’s governor told OTC.
(Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg)

Shell exec: U.S. risks losing drilling dollars to Brazil, Canada and Mexico

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The Obama administration’s plan for selling offshore oil and gas leases from 2017 to 2022 could jeopardize the United States’ competitiveness as Brazil, Canada, Mexico and other countries aggressively compete for drilling dollars, a Shell executive told Congress.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the state's new hydraulic fracturing rules into law Monday night. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Andrew Craft, File)

Fracking law opens North Carolina to drilling

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The set of 120 rules that govern issues including well construction, water testing and buffer zones was developed by the state Mining and Energy Commission over nearly two years and approved in December by a separate state panel.
Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, and President Barack Obama's pick to succeed Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary, leads a five-woman team to the top of Mount Rainier in this July 2010 photo.  (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Janet Jensen)

Governors send welcome note to Interior nominee: Open Atlantic for drilling

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President Barack Obama’s new Interior Secretary nominee hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate yet — much less sworn in — but she’s already facing pressure to expand offshore drilling.