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US announces plan to allow more offshore oil and gas drilling
The U.S. Department of the Interior released a plan on Thursday to allow for new areas of offshore oil and gas drilling. The proposal includes areas in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the plan was a “draft program” and that “nothing is final yet.” He added that “states, local communities and congressional delegations will all have a say” before the Department of the Interior finalizes its plan.
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“The Trump administration announced Thursday it is planning to dramatically expand offshore drilling, opening almost all U.S. coastal waters to potential oil and gas exploration and development.”
The Trump administration announced plans to open up 90 percent of the 1.7 billion acres of the Outer Continental Shelf.
“Such a reversal [of offshore drilling restrictions] deals a serious blow to Mr. Obama’s environmental legacy and signals that the Trump administration is nowhere near done unraveling the environmental restrictions of its predecessor in an effort to promote domestic energy production.”
The Trump administration announced a proposal that would make changes to environmental restrictions implemented during the Obama administration.
“Alaska lawmakers were particularly incensed with Obama administration policies locking up Arctic waters.”
In November 2016, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R) from Alaska said she was “infuriated” with then-President Barack Obama’s ban on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic, saying he had “ignored our voices.”
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