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Plan to drill for oil off East Coast, limit it in Alaska, draws heat
Plan to drill for oil off East Coast, limit it in Alaska, draws heat

The Obama administration moved Tuesday to allow offshore drilling on the Atlantic Coast while protecting some, but not all, sensitive Arctic areas — actions that angered many and pleased few. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's proposal — part protection, part politics — would keep the Pacific Coast free of new oil and gas development. It further antagonized Alaska's elected officials, who view the administration as waging war on the 49th state's troubled economy while oil prices plummet. Alaska pays most of its bills with oil tax revenue. “This is a balanced proposal that would make available nearly 80% of the undiscovered, technically recoverable...

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