FILE - This file photo made Aug. 3, 2010, shows the Development Driller III, which is drilling the primary relief well, and the Helix Q4000, background left, the vessel used to perform the static kill operation, at the site of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The Obama administration on Tuesday lifted the deep water oil drilling moratorium that the government imposed in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
The Obama administration moved Tuesday to open more of the U.S. coast to offshore drilling but stopped far short of what energy exploration advocates wanted.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar proposed opening six offshore areas with active oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska. The entire west and east coasts of the continental U.S. remain out of bounds.
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