Map Of The Day: 87% Of U.S. Federal Offshore Acreage Is Off Limits To Oil And Gas Development

Mark Perry
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The map above is from the American Petroleum Institute’s “2012 Energy in Charts: Energy Industry Statistics,” with the following commentary: 
“Additional access to offshore areas currently off limits remains a key missing component of U.S. energy policy, and would provide substantial additional gains to the nation in terms of energy security, employment and government revenue.”

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