Tillis and Burr introduce legislation to advance offshore oil exploration In Atlantic States

Published: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:56 PM.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, filed an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill requiring the White House to set up procedures for leasing, exploring, and developing offshore oil and natural gas resources in Mid-Atlantic and South-Atlantic states.

The two believe it would support hundreds of thousands of jobs and move America closer to energy independence.

Full story at North Carolina's Sun Journal