Obama proposes allowing oil drilling off Florida, Alaska

(WASHINGTON) — President Obama proposes opening large areas off the East Coast and Alaska to oil exploration, Reuters reported via Yahoo! News. The available areas would be east of Florida and Virginia and north of Alaska. The Bristol Bay area of Alaska may be deemed off-limits to oil exploration because of environmental concerns in the Outer Continental Shelf there.
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By Professional Mariner Staff