A whale of a fight is brewing over Atlantic coastal drilling

North Atlantic right whale

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas companies hoping to drill in the Atlantic Ocean will have to contend with a new federal proposal to declare waters off the Carolinas and Georgia as critical for endangered whales, according to a story posted at the McClatchyDC website.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is proposing a huge expansion in the critical habitat area for endangered North Atlantic right whales. The new area would include coastal waters from Georgia to Cape Fear, N.C.

Read the full story here: http://j.mp/1wolRVl

NOAA North Atlantic Right Whale page