Obama Proposes Opening Atlantic Ocean to New Oil Drilling

Five years ago, the administration scrapped plans to sell drilling rights off the East Coast after the BP spill, but a top official said protections have been enhanced.

A supply boat, lower left, passes an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico May 26, 2010. Offshore oil production and drilling structures dot the Louisiana coastline.    UPI/A.J. Sisco..
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