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Northeast Dems try to block Obama plan for drilling in Atlantic

Ocean Confidence is a semi-submersible deep-water drilling rig used in the Gulf of Mexico.

WASHINGTON — President Obama may soon break a key environmentalist commandment: Thou shalt not drill for oil in the Atlantic. But Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and a long list of other East Coast senators want to stop him. Continue Reading →

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Flood insurance hikes arriving at a waterfront near you

The Dmochowskis' house after storm Sandy.

Just over a year after shoreline politicians along with a panicked real estate industry and homeowners fought successfully to roll back scheduled dramatic increases in National Flood Insurance Program rates, most of them are back in only slightly modified form. As policies renew, shoreline homeowners are likely to face a new round of sticker shock, their penalty for living in flood zones. Continue Reading →

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