Friday, April 27, 2007

Offshore drilling headed to Virginia


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Originally uploaded by Matthew Potochick.
Oh, this will certainly change things in the Commonwealth.

From Steven Mufson and David A. Fahrenthold at the Washington Post:
The Interior Department will announce a proposal Monday to allow oil and gas drilling in federal waters near Virginia that are currently off-limits and permit new exploration in Alaska's Bristol Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, according to people who have seen or been told about drafts of the plan.

The department issued a news release yesterday that was lacking details but said that it had finished a five-year plan that will include a "major proposal for expanded oil and natural gas development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf." Department officials declined to describe the plan.
Well, I guess it will mean roughneck jobs available.

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