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The next hot spot for drilling could be the N.C. coast
The Minerals Management Service proposed to lease an area off the Virginia coast to the highest-bidding energy company. The area, known as Lease Block 220, is just 50 miles from North Carolina. The sale was canceled in May, but Virginia is still pursuing offshore drilling. If there were a spill off the Virginia coast, the Labrador Current that flows from the north could carry oil to North Carolina.
Source: Minerals Management Service
Uploaded: Jun 30, 2010 |
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