Vacationers enjoy the shore at Folly Beach, S.C., on July 1, 2014. On Friday, July 18, 2014, the Obama administration announced it was opening the Eastern Seaboard to oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades. Environmental groups have expressed concern that offshore energy rigs and the potential for spills could harm South Carolina’s $18 billion tourism industry. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
Vacationers enjoy the shore at Folly Beach, S.C., on July 1, 2014. On Friday, July 18, 2014, the Obama administration announced it was opening the Eastern Seaboard to oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades. Environmental groups have expressed concern that offshore energy rigs and the potential for spills could harm South Carolina’s $18 billion tourism industry. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith) Associated Press
Vacationers enjoy the shore at Folly Beach, S.C., on July 1, 2014. On Friday, July 18, 2014, the Obama administration announced it was opening the Eastern Seaboard to oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades. Environmental groups have expressed concern that offshore energy rigs and the potential for spills could harm South Carolina’s $18 billion tourism industry. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith) Associated Press

Eastern Seaboard to reopen for offshore oil exploration, use of sonic cannons

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