USAF to review Exxon, Sunset drilling plan in Calif.

07/17/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The U.S. Air Force will study a plan to allow energy exploration at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California using "slant drilling" technology. The technique, which was proposed by ExxonMobil and Sunset Exploration, would allow the companies to use onshore drilling rigs to access oil and natural gas resources off the coast of the base, thereby avoiding any interference with marine life.

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