Review of Atlantic energy draws mixed reactions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Exploring U.S. waters in the Atlantic Ocean will enhance an already booming energy sector, the oil industry says, though the environmental community cried foul.

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its final environmental impact statement for proposed seismic surveys in U.S. waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The BOEM said the review establishes ways to minimize the impacts to marine life while "setting a path forward for survey activities that will update nearly four-decade-old data on offshore energy resources in the region."

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