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The shifting offshore landscape

Opening more of the nation's waters to offshore drilling has long been a contentious issue, but the past two administrations have fueled the debate by pushing for expansion. The Obama administration inherited an extensive expansion proposal from the Bush administration.

Opening more of the nation's waters to offshore drilling has long been a contentious issue, but the past two administrations have fueled the debate by pushing for expansion.

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