Senators Oppose Atlantic Oil Drilling Plan

Senators Oppose Atlantic Oil Drilling Plan

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) announced its draft plan in January to lease 14 different offshore areas for oil and gas drilling, including areas in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaskan coast and Atlantic Ocean, in an effort to promote the U.S.’s domestic energy resources as a fundamental element to supporting American jobs and minimizing the nation’s dependency on foreign oil. However, the prospect of offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean raised serious concerns for some environmental activists and lawmakers.

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