Atlantic Coast is under threat
US authorities returned to the idea of oil extraction on the Atlantic coast.
According to them, the proposal will be included in the five-year plan of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the United States, providing the possible sale of portions of federal lands for oil and gas development in the period from 2017 to 2022.
This initiative will be a boon for the oil companies, which were in favor of oil development on the Atlantic coast for decades.
Environmentalists negatively evaluate the idea of oil production in these areas. According to them, oil extraction on the coast of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia could lead to environmental disaster.
Council spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense noted that drilling in the Atlantic jeopardizes the entire east coast.