In this Oct. 17, 2017 photo provided by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, oil production equipment appears on Spy Island, an artificial island in state waters of Alaska’s Beaufort Sea. The Trump administration on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the Pacific coast for the first time in more than three decades. Alaska’s Beaufort Sea is one of those areas. (Guy Hayes | Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement)

Drill, maybe drill: Federal government considers offshore oil drilling in Southeast

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