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Obama Buckles to Environmentalists, Bars Oil Exploration in Atlantic Ocean

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Obama at business roundtable summit, right, proposing more regulations on April 18, 2014. (Photos: AP/PPD)

DEVELOPING: President Barack Obama has buckled under pressure from environmental groups, reversed course and the administration has barred oil exploration in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Obama administration also cited coastal communities and the Pentagon, but it had previously decided to allow oil exploration in the Atlantic.

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