Politics

Obama moves cautiously on new oil drilling

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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