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Off-Coast Exploration

The U.S. Minerals Management Service last year proposed opening a section of the Atlantic Ocean off Virginia to drilling for oil and gas. If the ban on offshore drilling is lifted, this could be one of the first places in the mid-Atlantic that energy companies explore.


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Prospect of Drilling Roils Political Waters
Article | A new push in Washington to increase offshore oil and natural-gas drilling has intrigued politicians and alarmed environmentalists in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware, where the ocean has been off-limits to exploration for 19 years.

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