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This GOP governor wants to halt offshore oil and gas exploration

Obama BPNo Fishing“This ruling is very disappointing to the administration, and could have a negative impact on the ocean and its wildlife,”  The stance is a rare one for a GOP governor to take — especially one who might have presidential ambitions — given that seismic airgun testing is a prelude to eventual drilling. The Obama administration is expected allow production in the Atlantic for the first time in decades in its next five-year drilling plan, which it is drafting. Read more here 12:43