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Obama Administration Announces Offshore Drilling Plan
2011-11-10 06:36:44

As part of a five year proposal unveiled Wednesday, the White House announced plans to open new areas in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska for offshore oil drilling, but will continue to prohibit development on the East and West Coasts, according to John M. Broder of the New York Times. Broder said that the Obama administration's proposals, which will cover the five-year period from 2012 through 2017, "disappointed environmentalists but fell far short of what the oil industry and its...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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