Though the Obama administration dropped the Atlantic Ocean from the upcoming five-year plan for offshore drilling earlier this year, plans for seismic testing to map undersea oil and gas reserves are still in place for an area within three miles of the coastline from Delaware to Florida, as none of the companies that have sought seismic permits from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management have withdrawn their applications.
When you’re around Rep. Don Beyer, it doesn’t take long to learn his family tree is full of federal employees.
"My instinct is that [Transportation] Secretary [Anthony] Foxx made the decision to avoid internal battles, and I respect that. I think if it doesn’t work in six months, a year, we can always change that," said Rep. Beyer.
Danny Avula is a husband, father and doctor, and he has spent the last 10 years of his life learning how to be a good neighbor in inner city Richmond.