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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Arctic drilling
Zinke, Interior Department, Oil

Interior Nominee Zinke Would Review Obama’s Limits On Oil Drilling

As a first-term congressman, Zinke pushed to end the coal-lease moratorium, saying it had resulted in closed mines and job cuts, and he introduced a bill expanding tax credits for coal-burning power plants that bury carbon dioxide emissions underground.

January 17, 2017

Will Obama’s Offshore Drilling Ban Be Trumped?

President Obama acted boldly to conserve important ecological resources and solidify his environmental legacy. By making creative use of an obscure provision of a 1953 law, Obama has ignited a legal and political firestorm.

January 3, 2017

With A Trump Storm Brewing, Obama Blocks Oil Drilling In Atlantic, Arctic

President Obama invoked a seldom-used provision in a 1953 law that allows him to prevent the sale of drilling rights in certain U.S. waters. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton also used the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect specific areas of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans for a limited time

December 21, 2016
Obama Administration bans Arctic drilling

Obama Administration Bars New Oil Exploration In Arctic Waters

President Barack Obama has made fighting climate change and protecting the Arctic priorities in his administration. Donald Trump has vowed to open resources to petroleum development and could take steps to reverse the decision.

November 21, 2016

Obama Unleashes Drilling Rigs While Fighting Global Warming

President Obama is playing the roles of both climate change warrior and driller-in-chief.

August 13, 2015