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Oil and gas exploration

The Obama administration has announced a new oil and gas exploration strategy that allows offshore drilling along the outer continental shelf and in the northern seas of Alaska, areas off limits for years to such activity. Exploration will be barred in Alaska's Bristol Bay but could expand in other regions.

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In drilling decision, a political maneuver
Article | President Obama's decision, announced Wednesday, to approve new oil and gas drilling off U.S. coasts for the first time in decades reflects a high-stakes calculation by the White House: Splitting the difference on the most contentious energy issues could help secure a bipartisan climate deal this...

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