Jan 22 2015

WRAL

North Carolina's two U.S. senators don't just want access to Canadian oil, they want to drill off the state's coast.

Republican Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis on Thursday filed a proposal to require the government to set up procedures by 2017 for leasing, exploring and developing offshore oil and natural gas resources in the Atlantic Ocean off the U.S. coast from Delaware to Florida. The proposal was in an amendment to legislation that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to run down the middle of the U.S. from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

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