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Oil drilling could occur off Georgia coast under Obama proposal

The Obama administration cracked the door open for oil and gas drilling off the Georgia coast Tuesday, but don't expect rigs floating near the state anytime soon — if ever.

The Department of the Interior included one offshore lease between Virginia and Georgia in a draft five-year plan for 2017-2022, subject to public comment and revision. The size and location of the lease would depend on a variety of geologic, economic and political factors.

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