Tag: virginia offshore drilling

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Governor McAuliffe on Interior Department’s Mid-Atlantic offshore drilling plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today on the U.S. Interior Department’s Mid-Atlantic offshore drilling plan.


Leaders respond to drilling decision

Political leaders from both parties are expressing frustration with the Obama administration after the Department of Interior announced today that it will not include Virginia in its proposed final offshore oil and gas leasing program for 2012-2017, which covers leasing strategy and sales on the Outer Continental Shelf


Webb calls for provisions to include Virginia in offshore energy bill

Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., today called for the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to incorporate his Virginia Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Energy Production Act in pending offshore energy legislation this week. “Outer Continental Shelf production has strong support among Virginians and their political leadership,” Webb wrote the Committee’s Chairman and Ranking Member. “I look forward […]


The Gulf Oil Spill: A Virginia Perspective

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   There’s only a “slim chance” that oil from the BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana will end up washing ashore on beaches in Virginia, according to a James Madison University professor who is a Gulf Stream expert. “The Gulf Stream, as it travels eastward, reaches its closest proximity […]


Ken Plum: Lessons from tragedies

Column by Ken Plum www.kenplum.com   There was undoubtedly a feeling of elation among the 2,228 passengers and crew members as they boarded the Titanic ocean liner for her maiden voyage April 10, 1912.  There was no way to know that by April 15 only 705 of them would survive her sinking.  After all, the […]


Environmental group praises delay on offshore drilling

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The U.S. Minerals Management Service announced today that it is postponing indefinitely the public-comment period and the public hearings that were scheduled in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina in the coming weeks on the proposed sale for oil and gas drilling off Virginia’s shore.