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Obama Administration to Block Atlantic Oil Drilling

The Obama administration says it will not allow oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, dispelling the hopes of petroleum companies looking to tap into new oil reserves. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on Twitter the administration’s decision to block oil drilling and instead enact its next five-year offshore drilling plan that she said “protects the Atlantic for future generations.” A formal announcement is expected to come later in the day. The reversal nulls a proposal made...

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