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Hampton Roads business leaders to visit Louisiana port

Hampton Roads business leaders to visit Louisiana port

A group of regional business, education and civic leaders plans to visit Louisiana in March to explore how to best prepare Hampton Roads for a potential offshore drilling industry. The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce finalized details for the three-day trip not long after President Barack Obama's administration announced in January a proposed five-year strategy for potential oil and gas drilling. An area of the Atlantic Ocean stretching from Virginia to Florida was designated as a potential lease sale area. Multiple local business and political leaders view offshore energy development as another way to diversify the region's economy but environmental groups oppose offshore...

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