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Officials say offshore drilling on Oregon coast is unlikely

Officials say offshore drilling on Oregon coast is unlikely

Posted: Sat Jan 06 09:50:33 PST 2018
Updated: Sat Jan 06 09:50:34 PST 2018

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is expected to begin kitzhaber's case next month. state officials say oregon will likely be one of the last states where oil companies might drill ... that comes after the trump administration - this week - it's intentions to open the west coast to offshore oil drilling. a decade's long ban has prevented drilling on the outer continental shelf -- the are you see here shaded on this map. but the president's proposal could reverse that. ali hansen with the oregon department of geology and mineral industries says oregon is unlikely to see much drilling. ali, "really, the bottom line for oregon is offshore drilling is pretty unlikely. it's a really complex geological environment. also, in the past really hasn't turned up the amount of oil and gas you would need to make an economic go of any kind of offshore drilling." she says back in the 1960's...eight wells were drilled off oregon coast and they didn't find much oil there. and hansen says our active, shifting, tectonic plates wouldn't be easy for drilling companies

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