Georges Bank drilling weighed
Nova Scotia's interest raises alarm in N.E.; Environmentalists, fishermen concerned
Comment - This article raises the issue of potential offshore oil drilling impacts from Nova Scotia in Canada affecting New England states like Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. A similar issue may likely rear its ugly head within the U.S. If the federal moratorium on new offshore oil leases is lifted, states will have the authority to authorize new oil drilling off their shores. But the ocean doesn't really care about state boundaries, so an oil spill from offshore drilling in Virginia may gunk up the beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina, etc.