WHALES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WHALES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198733-79/oil-energy-offshore-cannons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198733-79/oil-energy-offshore-cannons.html.csp">Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON DEAREN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 02:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Augustine Beach, Fla. • The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact as well as the long-term implications of oil development. The cannons fill waters shared by whales and turtles with soun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581987332014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198733@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:18:02 MDT