Interior Dept. to release offshore-leasing proposal soon

02/21/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

The Interior Department will issue a new offshore oil-and gas-leasing plan in the next 30 to 45 days, Secretary Ken Salazar said. An appeals court in 2009 nullified the department's five-year leasing program for some areas off of Alaska's coast, saying the previous administration failed to conduct proper environmental impact studies.

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