Jewell: Atlantic coast to remain off-limits to drilling

06/6/2013 | Hill, The

The Atlantic coast will remain off-limits to energy exploration, though House Republicans are working on a bill to allow such development, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said. The Atlantic and Pacific coasts are excluded in the federal government's five-year offshore-leasing program. "We've done a five-year plan -- it doesn't include the Atlantic. I don't expect to go back on that," Jewell said.

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