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Review opens door to assessing oil reserves in Atlantic
Review opens door to assessing oil reserves in Atlantic

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration laid out a framework on Thursday for assessing the amount of crude off the Atlantic coast, another step toward possibly allowing oil production in an area that has been out of reach for decades. The plan was released as part of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's final environmental review of the possible effects of seismic testing to gauge oil reserves in the Atlantic Ocean. If approved, the proposal would require measures aimed at keeping vessels from striking marine animals, the closure of certain areas to protect the migration path of the endangered North Atlantic right whale, and the use of underwater microphones to improve...

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