The Interior Department is moving toward allowing studies in the Atlantic Ocean that could ultimately result in offshore drilling. A programmatic environmental impact statement on seismic testing was released Wednesday. The testing would be used to determine how much oil and natural gas is available and where the best places to drill would be
A Georgia waterway is the nation’s first National Water Trail, part of a new system of local waterways designed to boost recreational uses and preservation. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced this week the Chattahoochee River Water Trail travels 48 miles of the river, all within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
Georgia environmental groups are praising a decision by the Obama administration to reverse itself on offshore oil. Back in March, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the administration would open up the East Coast to offshore drilling. Now -- after the Gulf oil spill -- Salazar says, the administration will NOT persue Atlantic oil.