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Obama Administration Releases Proposed Offshore Drilling Plan


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Obama Administration Releases Proposed Offshore Drilling Plan

WASHINGTON -

The Obama administration today released the proposed offshore drilling program for 2017-2022. The proposed program includes 10 sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one sale each in the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and Cook Inlet in the American Arctic Ocean. Notably, the proposed program removed the lease sale proposed for the mid- and south-Atlantic Ocean, citing opposition from coastal communities. No leases were offered in the Pacific.

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